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Anybody ever eaten a bantam?
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pinkmagic1 · 24/11/2008 10:46

I have 5 Polish bantams and unfortunately 3 of the five have turned out to be cocks and they have now started to crow! We need to get rid and you can guess the obvious solution! They are however very small birds, about the size of a partridge and was just wondering if anyone else has ever eaten a bantam. How much meat is on them? Would you say 2 would be equivalent to a the average oven ready?

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TheButterflyEffect · 24/11/2008 18:36

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pinkmagic1 · 24/12/2008 17:09

The dreadful deed was finally done yesterday! Our friend who is experienced in the art of killing, plucking and gutting came and did them and they are now in the freezer!
There is a supriseing amount of meat, considering how small the birds where, enough for at least 2 family dinners, I would say.

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TheButterflyEffect · 04/01/2009 21:08

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cmotdibbler · 04/01/2009 21:11

In my younger days I had Old English Game, Silver Duckwing bantams. Alas the cockerels were rather tough eating, even when very young, so only stewable.

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ponygirl17 · 04/01/2009 21:13

We have eaten our cocks not all were tough!

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TheButterflyEffect · 05/01/2009 00:41

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pinkmagic1 · 05/01/2009 13:12

They tasted good by the way, plenty of meat on the breasts and the leg meat was dark and quite gamey tasting.

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