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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 BastedBarded or Larded. Domestic game birds are processed under the same U.S.D.A guidelines for federal inspection as domesticated meat and poultry.


The U.S.D.A. and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) work to ensure the wholesomeness of imported game birds. Only USDA approved countries have permits to export game birds into the U.S.  Game bird shipments are subject to USDA or FDA import inspections.


Game birds include: Guinea FowlPigeonPartridgePheasant, and Quail.