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How old it too old to eat a heritage breed

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CDennis, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

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    I have a 3 year old Slate that has turned aggressive, I was wondering if I butcher him would he still taste good or is he way past his prime.
     

  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

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    Never, just choose recipes that require long and low cooking (slow roasting) -- long and low in liquid is even better (soups, stews, etc.). Or grind the meat up and use it in sausage, turkey burger, etc.
     
  3. Taste actually improves with age I think. We rotate our breeders every three years so what ever doesn't sell at 3 years goes to the freezer.

    Steve
     
  4. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

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    Thank you both!
     
  5. One thing we do with the older birds is just skin them and cut them up vice plucking. it's faster and a cut up bird takes alot less room in the freezer.

    Steve
     

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