Silkies - May 2011

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Re: Silkies - May 2011

Postby Tim » Fri May 06, 2011 6:05 am

I never realised that Ros... I wouldn't imagine they would be that meaty but then I guess neither are quail or pigeons or other small birds we eat.
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Re: Silkies - May 2011

Postby Sejjie70 » Sat May 07, 2011 8:00 am

Great pics!

I've taken quite a liking to Silkies since we got some for my daughter. I was quite surprised at how stocky/chunky & solid they feel when I handle them - I always assumed they'd feel quite petite & slim.

Re: Silkies - May 2011

Postby silkiechickens » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:16 am

podstable wrote:A little update-I mentioned Silkies being an Asian delicacy and people wanting to buy them for food.Well,I found out this weekend that fairly locally there is a large poultry meat farm that breeds chickens,duckS,ostrich etc for meat.Appaently they also breed Silkies specifically as meat birds for the Specialist oriental meat market.Ros

yeah, i feel sorry for the poor fluff fluffs :( just imagine eating black meat! :-)03 gross. but i suppose, to them some things we do would be gross or werid!


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