Green?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaku, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I processed my Cornish X roosters this weekend. After killing/bleeding, I hung them by their feet for plucking. After a few minutes of hanging, one of the wings on one bird turned green- BRIGHT green. I cut into it and it was apparently just under the skin. I was thinking it might be bruising from flopping in the cone, but any thoughts would help. I cut the wing off and threw it away but saved the rest of the bird. I can post a pic if need be.
     
  2. I would certainly be interested in seeing a pic...

    Very strange [​IMG]
     
  3. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that does sound wierd. I can only think bruising too if it was just under the skin... I'd like to see a pic.
     
  4. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a bruise, as you suspected. Un-oxygenated blood is blue with a green effect under the skin. Have seen the green on many a gamebird I have processed.
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a pic:

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