If you had to choose one bird for meat...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by holachicka, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Folsom, CA
    I'm interested in everyone's opinion of what is the best meat? not size, ease, or simplicity, but FLAVOR!!! What is your favorite flavor of poultry, chicken, quail, duck, goose chuckar etc... What is your fave?

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    I had some Buff orpingtons that were sent with my hens and had to butcher them because I can't have Roosters in the city. They tasted GREAT!!!!
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Taste of the meat depends not only on the breed, but also what they eat. If you had 2 BO's, 1 of them fed bagged feed and the other freeranging, there would be a difference in taste, even if you butchered them at the same time. I'm not saying the breed doesn't matter, but what it eats is more of a factor.
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    This is an easy one for flavor alone. The top two are a very close hard choice but Pheasant is just a little better to me. (If rabbit can be included put that at #3)

    #1 Pheasant
    #2 Quail
    #3 Guinea
    #4 Muscovy Duck
    #5 Geese
    #6 Turkey
    #7 Chicken

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  5. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Oh man, that's tough!

    I have to say duck. Roasted all day slowly for Christmas dinner. Mmmmm. It always brings such wonderful memories.

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