Would there be a market for large dark skinned meat birds ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by big medicine, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    I have noticed at some swaps folks going around buying up silkies to process. Do certain ethnic markets have a preference specifically for silkies, or would a dark skinned meat type draw interest as well. The reason I ask is I got a first look at some young birds in a way side project I'm involved with. Some of them took a suprisingly dark turn, blue to black legs and faces. These are dark feathered, clean legged, stout, meat type birds. Any body have any experience in this area ?
     
  2. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i sold some extra cockerels at a market and they were all purchased by Asian people. We live in Chicago about three blocks from Chinatown, but if you have a large Vietnamese or Korean population nearby then yes, there's a market. A lot of my Korean friends from school say they are a delicacy.
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Asian there are breeds of black skinned/fleshed meat birds. have a Google for the Vietnamese breed - Ac or Ga Ac.
     
  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes there would be - if you have a large community fo native Asians - they would sell. Here at a local flea market - there are alot of Korean families who shop here as well as Hispanics, the Hispanics tend to buy up roosters and the Koreans/other Asian families tend to get ducks and silkies for meat. [​IMG] Dark skinned birds are a reknowned delicacy to many Asiatic people.
     

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