We have just cooked and eaten our first cockerel. This may sound like a REALLY stupid question but whilst the breast tasted liek chicken as I know it, the brown meat smelt and tasted "strange" - maybe gamey, but then I eat game and generally like it. I am not sure if I am over thinking eating our first chick (as he was last August) or whether we did something wrong in the despatching/storing process. My husband said it smelt and tasted great... A friend killed our birds for us (there were 3), my husband said it was very quick (break the neck) then we hung them for a few days before dressing them (as advised by UK Poultry Club). I haven't just poisoned my family have I??!?