prized French Blue Footed Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kinnip, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Hi guys, it's been awhile, but I need some help. [​IMG] I spoke with a local chef today who was serving French "Blue Footed Chicken". I looked it up on Wikipedia and came up with this: Poulet de Bresse
    From what stock are these bred? The cost per pound is exorbitant, and I'd like to offer him a good alternative. Are Marans at all close?
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think so................ I think they are going to be hard to find too
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    They remind me of a poor-quality White Jersey Giant.
     
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I wish they were Jersey Giants or coloured Rangers! Those I can get. This guy is paying more than $20/lb for this bird and I still can't compete, even with Marans.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    google Bob Shipley, Modesto CA, blue foot chicken
     
  7. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are true Bresse the carcass or meat will have been imported from France. It is in the same class as truffles & fois de gras.
    David
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    [​IMG] neither of which I like....I'm an uncultured fool apparently! lol!
     
  9. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Quote:Apparently a Canadian and a Californian, Bob Shipley, managed to import some stock and are selling them as Bresse. I do think it's a stretch, since the flavour of the Bresse is supposed so good due to the soil composition of their part of France. I'm just irritated because I was really hoping to sell some Marans to this chef, but he's more interested in this super-sashimi bird. BTW, I'm not really understanding why proponents of this breed insist it's the only chicken you can eat raw. I know there are some Japanese who would laugh at that suggestion. If the bird is clean and healthy, it's clean and healthy. Claiming that Bresse are salmonella-free seems like some twisted advertising to me.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I can't see too many people paying that kind of money for raw chicken- especially in the states. When you've spent your entire life being warned against raw chicken and pork.....[​IMG]
     

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