If I skin them does that mean

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Jared77, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    328
    3
    121
    Apr 27, 2010
    Howell, MI
    I wont have to worry about dark colored pin feathers discoloring the carcass? Or is it still an issue?
     
  2. ShadyHoller

    ShadyHoller Chillin' With My Peeps

    180
    6
    99
    Sep 12, 2010
    Willamette Valley
    Nope, if the skin comes off, you can't tell what kind of plumage it had. They all look the same, skinned.
     
  3. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

    301
    7
    111
    Oct 1, 2010
    Bellefontaine, OH
    Are you selling processed chickens or eating them for you own consumption? If the later, then don't worry about the discoloration. Honestly, after the chicken is cooked I don't think anyone can tell the difference (at least I can't). I think it is more about how consumers don't like the pre-cooked "look" of dark pin feathers.
     
  4. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    328
    3
    121
    Apr 27, 2010
    Howell, MI
    99% is our own consumption. The rest would be friends and family. I was just wondering because we skin everything now but they were always white so wasn't sure. It does open a few other opportunities for us thats why I was asking.
     
  5. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

    301
    7
    111
    Oct 1, 2010
    Bellefontaine, OH
    By way of comparison, this Fall I processed some Cayuga ducks and Pekin Ducks. The Cayugas, being near black, looked quite horrid when processed. But once we ran a butane torch over the birds (esp. the geese/ducks/turkeys), the dark feathers were not nearly as noticeable.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by