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A game bird is any wild bird that was or is hunted for food or sport. Wild birds are much leaner than domesticated and are usually Basted, Barded or Larded. Domestic game birds are processed under the same U.S.D.A guidelines for federal inspection as domesticated meat and...
Guinea Fowl, also known as a Guinea Hen, is a domesticated game bird. It has tender light and dark meat with little fat. It is more popular in Europe than in North America. Smart Kitchen’s Advanced Poultry Topic covers Guinea Fowl in more detail. Young Guinea Domestic relatives...
Partridges are widely raised on game preserves and farms for commercial use. There are no native North American species. Partridge meat tends to be coarse textured Dark Meat. Culinary Uses It has a slightly stronger flavor than Quail. Moist Heat Cooking Methods are recommended for...
Pheasant is the most popular game bird in North America. Farm-raised Pheasants are available at high-end grocery stores, fresh or frozen. Pheasant meat is a mild Dark Meat with a slightly gamy taste. The hen Pheasant is more tender than the cock Pheasant. Smart Kitchen’s Advanced...
The Pigeon is one of the oldest birds known to mankind. Varieties The most common edible form of Pigeon found in The United States is called Squab, which is really a domesticated Pigeon with tender Dark Meat and little Fat, though the skin is fatty. Culinary Uses Smart...
The Quail is the most widely available game bird. Quails are related to Pheasants. The popular European and California Quail species are farm raised. Quail are small lean birds with slightly gamy tasting Dark Meat. Culinary Uses Smart Kitchen’s Advanced Poultry Topic covers...