Butchering, Taste and Age

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I am glad that you found a way to make it taste better. Did you have any ground meat made? if so, try mixing it half and half with ground beef. It might help, can't soak ground meat in buttermilk LOL
 

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@Baymule good idea, never thought to mix beef with it. We have mixed pork with our deer in the past and it worked out amazingly! thanks for suggesting !
 

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Can I ask a question about chicken processing?
 

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It's an open forum... :hu why not?
 

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@Baymule good idea, never thought to mix beef with it. We have mixed pork with our deer in the past and it worked out amazingly! thanks for suggesting !
For a deer, I would buy a whole brisket, the fattier, the better, and grind it with the deer meat. Or I would ask the butcher at the grocery store to save me fat trimmings from steaks. The beef lasts longer in the freezer than pork. Or at least it used to, back in the dark ages when meat was wrapped in white butcher paper. Now meat is shrink wrapped or vacuum sealed and it lasts in the freezer much better.
 

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Or at least it used to, back in the dark ages when meat was wrapped in white butcher paper. Now meat is shrink wrapped or vacuum sealed and it lasts in the freezer much better.
I still use the white butcher paper with the slick side for butchering my rabbits. They generally don't have to last too long in our freezer. They have always seemed to come out good.
 

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OK my chicken question is kind of obscure. I raise Ayam cemanis. I haven't butchered any yet. They are reputed to have black meat but I've noticed a YouTube video where a cemani was butchered and the meat wasn't black. I couldn't see the live bird or get my question answered. The total black genetics are hard to hold, how quickly does the meat color change? For some reason I can't set up an account at BYC so excuse the extra curricular.
 

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I have never heard if these til you posted, so I researched. Yah, it sounds like the meat and organs are black or pretty dark. Wow! Learn something new all the time. :caf
 

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Silkies are all black also, even their bones. I would expect the Ayam Cemanis to be no different. I wouldn't worry too much about the youtube video. When will you butcher one of yours?
 
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