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Quail - white or dark meat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Toolcheckr, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Toolcheckr

    Toolcheckr New Egg

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    Hi, I'm interested in raising a few quail for personal use. My question is which varieties have white breast meat? From my younger years I hunted bobwhite quail in Western Tennessee and really enjoyed the taste of the white meat of the bobwhite breast meat. Once I tried quail meat at a restaurant and I was expecting white meat but the quail was all dark meat and was not very good to me. I'd appreciate any information anyone can provide.
     
  2. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix is all dark meat. Yes even the white A&M color phase is all dark meat despite what falsehoods abound on the internet. If you want white meat get bobwhites, they have white breast meat. They still have dark meat elsewhere like chickens so hopefully you know someone who likes that, or dogs that do. Hope that helps your decision!
     
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    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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