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« on: 03/09/2007 00:23:55 »
Dear Chicken Luffers,

Col Sanders here !....I'm speaking through a medium because right up
until the day i quit the earth I never knew the reason why this part
of a chicken : (The breast)



is a different color from this bit of chicken: (Boned Legs)


I may be responsible for a few million chicken casualties but I just don't know.

Please enlighten me so that I can cross the road !!



 

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« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2007 20:11:38 »
today's word is "vascularization".

Can you say it?

va - cu - la - riz a - shun.

It means "lots of blood vessels, especially tiny ones."

 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/09/2007 00:12:52 »
today's word is "vascularization".

Can you say it?

va - cu - la - riz a - shun.

It means "lots of blood vessels, especially tiny ones."



Ok ...ok...lemmee try this......lemmee try !!

fu - cu....no no that's not it !!....erhmmm...

...ler-ots-ov-blud-vess-alls.....there !!..finally !!

I see.....so...chicken boobies don't require much blood cos all they do is bounce around !!..and...chicken legs do cos they move alot !!...

So, I would eggpect to see the same changes in hue and tone across the board not just in chickens but also me too !!


THANKS JIMBOB
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/09/2007 00:20:50 »
Chicken boobies.. *Smacks forehead and laffs*.. Heehee
 

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« Reply #4 on: 04/09/2007 09:49:55 »
I think it is to do with whether the muscle has been used. The chicken breast is the main flight muscles, so if the chicken was flying around a lot (or at least trying very hard) it would turn into brown meat as well.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 04/09/2007 09:57:04 »
Does the diet have anything to do with it ?  I remember that feed for calves had to be low in iron to keep the meat white.  (Of course you don't feed legs and breasts separately, but maybe too much iron would result in brown breasts in your chicken as well.)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 04/09/2007 14:02:29 »
I think it is to do with whether the muscle has been used. The chicken breast is the main flight muscles, so if the chicken was flying around a lot (or at least trying very hard) it would turn into brown meat as well.

THANK YOU DAVE.

I wonder then if the opposite is applied to something like a goose or pheasant then....or at least perhaps they would display similar shaded flesh in the leg and breast !
 

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« Reply #7 on: 04/09/2007 15:56:34 »
Dear Chicken Luffers,

Col Sanders here !....I'm speaking through a medium because right up
until the day i quit the earth I never knew the reason why this part
of a chicken : (The breast)



is a different color from this bit of chicken: (Boned Legs)


I may be responsible for a few million chicken casualties but I just don't know.

Please enlighten me so that I can cross the road !!



I have never seen a boned leg before..aside from a few slightly confused doggies!!! LOL


Seriously..I did not know that the blood flow or veiny areas were where the meat was darker. WHAT ABOUT DUCKS ARE THEY MUCH VEINIER THEN CHICKEN THEN AS I HAVE ONLY SEEN DARKER MEAT THEIR,BUT...THEN AGAIN I Thought it was all dark meat! Am I mistaken??? (sorry bout the caps.. too lazy to change em..)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/09/2007 23:35:21 »
It is the activity of the muscle that controls vascularization. That is why the legs of chicken are dark and the meat of wild birds, which are much more active, especially with respect to flight.

I know - domestic geese have dark meat but they are birds that evolved for flight. Chickens evolved in the forests of southern Asia where there wasn't much need for flight. Although they can fly small distances, they are dominantly ground dwelling.
 

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