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Silkie Soup (CAUTION - PICS - NOT A JOKE)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by PurpleChicken, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Let me begin by apologizing to the moderators for any stir this may cause and
    to all the non-meat bird eating silkie lovers.


    Stop here - do not go any further....























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    One of the birds we processed the other day was a Silkie roo. He was
    too loud and I was unable to find a home for him. We processed 4 birds
    that day, the others were extra standards.

    I believe in culling a bird only if you are going to eat it. There was no
    way I was going to waste the silkie. As hard as it was, I had to live up to
    my own standards or be a hipocrite.

    refer to the following posts for a more detailed background:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16662
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=17325


    I made a chicken soup based on my own recipe and a few excellent
    suggestions, such as precooking the meat, based on this post:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=17335




    Silkie and Barred Rock just processed (bottom tray):
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    Precooking on grill to add flavor:
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    Cleaning the meat off the bones:
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    Over rice - note the dark black on meat:
    [​IMG]

    Dogs eating the scraps - Nothing goes to waste:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did it taste any different or did it just taste like chicken? Looks yummy! Ain't nothing wrong with eating a chicken, Silkey or otherwise, in my opinion.

    The best chicken I ever ate was a hen that kept attacking me. I loved every bite...
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It tasted like a chewy, not gamey, chicken, almost like turkey dark meat.
    It was good. My son loved it and he hates everything. He knows "who"
    he was eating.

    To be honest, it's a little hard for me. I made the soup out of Barred rock
    also, which is great. Handling the "silkie factor" is tougher than I expected.

    The experience would have been better if I didn't know the bird and
    someone else prepared it. Sorry to sound whimpy.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  4. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really think the dark meat would turn me off. Would have to get used to it...
     
  5. mdbucks

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    Is the breast meat dark alll the way through or just the skin??

    serendipity22-did it taste like chicken?? I thought everthing tasted like chicken so if it doesn't taste like chicken how would it be described?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I was being funny. Was wondering if you would come around...

    You are a riot!!
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It's wierd. The breast meat has a black membrane or something on it.
    The skin was gray. The meat itself is a tint darker. I'll take a pic...
     
  8. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds kinda gross... Would have to close my eyes and chew...

    It's funny that your son ate it with no problems.
     
  9. mdbucks

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    Quote:I'm always a round
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Anything with connective tissue would be dark on the silkie. the reason the skin is so dark and so is the bone is because of the connective tissues. It's a delacy! Good work. Any chicken is chicken to me too.
     

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