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Seramas as meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Croamagna, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Croamagna

    Croamagna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it seems strange that the world's smallest chicken would be considered as a meat bird but here is my idea. I would compare them to a quail. The main difference being that seramas breed like rabbits without help of an incubator. So a flock of small delicacy birds that would be hardier in my experience as well as being able to raise their own chicks. My only question is has anyone actually eaten one? Are they edible or is there enough meat to make it worth it? With the pronounced breast muscles it would seem that with a little selective breeding it might be fairly easy to develope a meat serama flock especially using the ones that hatch out to big for serama standards.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Well silkies, which aren't much bigger, are a big hit as a meat bird in some communities.
    I always say that if a raccoon can find meat on one, so can I.

    Meat quality, not just quantity, is another consideration.
     
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  3. Croamagna

    Croamagna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's why I wondered if anyone had tried one before. If it is on par with quail than it would be worth it. If it's too tough as they mature very early or just plain doesn't taste good than no go.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If they mature early, the meat will be less tough. Cooking procedure will alleviate some problems.

    I only know one person that had seramas and I think they died of old age so she didn't eat them.
    I'm sure if you search on here you'll find serama breeders that eat extra cockerels and can answer this question.
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive eaten seramas before not much meat but still meat on them taste the same as any other bird
     

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