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Black Chicken (Silkies) — where to buy in the Bay Area?

david_ipse Jul 28, 2012 09:23 PM


Where to I get these bird poodles!? Berkeley would be ideal, but SF, Oakland, etc. is fine too.

How expensive are they, as opposed to good old chicken (i.e.with feathers rather than fur)?

Also, any tested recipes would be appreciated. Although I'm thinking of a plain roast with salt/pepper, as I mainly want to see how this type of chicken tastes vis-a-vis regular chicken. I've read these kiddos are pretty lean, so suggested temp/time for roast would be greatly appreciated too. The recipes I've seen so far (of mostly Asian persuasions) all seem almost too spiced/herbed.


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    kc72 RE: david_ipse Jul 28, 2012 09:27 PM

    99 Ranch

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      david_ipse RE: kc72 Jul 28, 2012 09:35 PM

      Great. Thanks. 4.99 per lb. with coupon, not bad: http://www.99ranch.com/coupons_flyers...

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      rubadubgdub RE: david_ipse Jul 30, 2012 09:46 AM

      I'd be curious to hear how they taste roasted. I believe they are normally used for soup only.

      1. grayelf RE: david_ipse Jul 31, 2012 12:13 PM

        Definitely saw them in Chinatown SF last trip though I couldn't say which poultry store on Stockton. They were a featured product, however.

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          laterible RE: david_ipse Aug 5, 2012 02:11 AM

          I see them every time I go to 99Ranch and I would love to know how they taste and what cooking method(s) you used

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