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#1 Rudso

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 11:41 AM

This was my first dove opener which resulted in a good amount of birds.  I figured this was a good time to try eating dove for the first time so when I was cleaning them I noticed out of 11 of them about 8 had yellowish-orange livers.  Is this normal for dove or should I be worried about the meat?  The other 3 had perfectly normal pink to red livers.  I noticed a few of the dove had corn for breakfast, could the corn be a reason for yellow livers? 

 

I'm planning on taking the meat to my sisters for the football opener BBQ and don't want to risk feeding bad meat to my nephew and niece.


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:35 PM

Maybe someone will chime in but I have never even looked at a doves liver. I just breast them out and cook. Only other thing I even look at is to see what they have been eating. I would say they are fine but then again I eat anything....even duck

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:46 PM

From my understanding, while the color may indicate a health issue with the bird, or it could be from diet. it usually does not have any effect on the meat. But, if in doubt, trash it.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:05 PM

Probably  heavy drinkers ....

 

You could email the local DFG biologist and ask


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:21 PM

Just like Ron... I never look inside any animal. Take off the breast and eat.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:23 PM

Lloyd eats them all the time
..and he,s good.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:48 PM

Last time I checked my liver it was yellow... you're good, just add bacon. Ed F



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:11 PM

Excellent Man Response! "Just Add Bacon" HaHA!  Freakin love it!


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:18 PM

Lloyd eats them all the time
..and he,s good.


You call that ‘good’?

How’s the dove dog liking Az.?
Fins for breakfast, Feathers for lunch and Fur for dinner. A well balanced diet...

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:27 PM

Sleeps all day..except when he is eating or has to shat...life of Lloyd..bstrd has it made!! Mama cooks him steak and brown rice for dinner everynight...he.s fatter han ever..

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:56 PM

I second that....breast then out bacon and jalapeño. No questions asked and enjoy 👍🏻🥃

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:03 AM

To quote Paul C:

 

"You could wrap a dog turd in bacon and it would taste good."

 

Truth.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 02:36 PM

Dove foie gras!

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

Those livers are fine. Eat em.




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