People used to eat guinea's

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Davaroo, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I thought it was odd when I first read it, but it is mentioned often in old poultry books.
    Guineas had a following back in the day and were often featured on restaurant menus in the big cities.

    Believe it or not.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still do... it's served as "African Pheasant". And now a days the French and Jumbo varieties are popularly bred/raised for a Guinea version of meat type birds (French have to be artificially inseminated tho).
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    We eat guinea all the time.
    young guinea fried like chicken is wonderful [​IMG]
    I love guinea and dumplings,guinea noodle soup and guinea gumbo [​IMG]
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are makin' me salivate Zaz [​IMG] ... I've been eyeballing a couple bullies lately for the crockpot!
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Well what ya waiting for.
    The younger guinea say around 6 months are real tender and that is what i like but older guineas make good gumbo and such just like and old layen hen(cchicken).
    I only use the breast and leg meat and feed the rest to the guardians so i skin mine so i do not have to pluck them,once you have done a few you will learn to tell the young from the old by how easy they pull apart when processing.
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I sorta need their genetics in the gene pool right now, but they are pushin' all the wrong buttons lately and my fuse is gettin' rather short, lol. I don't have any that are under 6 months, most are almost yr old. But I do plan on raising some from this yr's hatches just for butcherin'... as soon as I cowgirl up/grow a pair and just do it that is.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Guinea gumbo is VERY popular in my area.
     

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