What was this? Infection, tumor? Gross Picture

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Morgaine, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed 26 Cx's yesterday. Today I was cutting them up into different parts (breasts, legs, thighs wings) and when I went to cut the breast off I ran into this. There was more on hte other breast as well. What was it? We did not keep this, just grossed me out too much.

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  2. Komaki

    Komaki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is interesting. If it were on a human, I would say common fibrosis. But please dont hold me to that. I have 2 Dr friends I will show the photo to and see what they think.
     
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  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It certainly doesn't look normal.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Myoma?
     
  5. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Morgaine,
    I might be wrong, but I think that's dead tissue caused by impaction of the breast muscle against the sternum (breastbone).
    It happens sometimes with large cornish x if they too much wing-flapping exercise. Their breast muscle bulk is so huge the muscle closest to the breastbone can compress and die off. It can be a big problem if they're kept slightly older than recommended dispatch time.
    Nasty looking, but I've kept carcases like this, making sure I remove any discolored flesh.
    I may be wrong but that's what it looks like to me.
    cheers
    Erica
     
  6. Doctim

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    Quote:Compress and die, rip and die, clot and die. These birds are too big for their own good. Tasty though!
    Tim
     
  7. Ariel301

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    Quote:Compress and die, rip and die, clot and die. These birds are too big for their own good. Tasty though!
    Tim

    Indeed, I'm not a big fan of raising them, but I love to eat them. [​IMG]
    That is a good thought, I've heard of that happening...I suppose lack of circulation would be an issue too, with muscles that oversized.
     
  8. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if that is like when you cook a store bird and there's sometimes a piece of meat against the sternum that is black after cooking?
     
  9. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Its called green tenders. It's a necrosis of the breast meat from poor blood circulation. I had one with it on my last batch, too and yes, you want to cut around it.
     

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