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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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I can't remember the reasoning, but what is the difference between yellow skin chicken and white skin chicken ?.. I usually get fresh thighs, from the same place all the time, (white skin, "organic hippie" chicken) but i was in my little po-dunk grocery store today and saw some nice thighs, but with yellow skin.. so i turn to you all to educate me a bit on the difference. If any ???
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this has to with the way they are fed. Most chicken with yellow skin are fed marigold pedals in their feed.
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wiki says breeding

"According to Gail Damerow's handbook, "Egg yolks get their color from xanthophyll, a natural yellow-orange pigment in green plants and yellow corn, and the same pigment that colors the skin and shanks of yellow-skinned hens. The exact color of a yolk depends on the source of the xanthophyll." "

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Read this thread. post 19 particularly: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...t=27663&page=2
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Podge, i asked this question about a year ago and nobody responded so I just did some experimenting and i found that you need to keep on doing what you are doing.
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Read this thread. post 19 particularly: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...t=27663&page=2
I read this thread, and found it to be informative. One question, though...does a white or yellow skin thigh make a difference if the fat is scraped off the inside of the skin before cooking. While on the subject, does anyone else do this??
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thanks for the help, and the link !.. now I'm not as dumb as i was yesterday.
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