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bodger

Treasure Trove ?

Every year our local shoot puts thousands of these foreign interlopers in to the local woods and fields. The French Red Legged Partridge isn't the brightest of creatures and these two, managed to get themselves run over by the car in front of me.
Apart from being very obviously dead, there seems to be very little damage to them, so I'm going to breast them and then this evening, they'll be playing a leading roll on our BBQ.




Toddy

Isn't it astonishing just how stupid game birds are ?
Drop a jacket over a pheasant and it'll just coorie down.

I feel kind of sorry for the daft things. A short life and mostly a messy end.

If I were you I'd butcher those birds pdq Bodger.
If the bowel's burst inside it'll have tainted everything. Stinks of sh1t, literally.

M
bodger

That's what breasting is Toddy. I just cut the breast off.
Toddy

I do that with game birds too, but ones that come a cropper, rather than shot and plummet, need it done pdq, if I make myself clear ?

M
bodger

Well at least I wont be spitting out any lead shot. A bit of bumper bar maybe but no shot.
Dave C

Yes we put 150 red legs down each season
That's all I do is take the breast off  

By the way I saw a single red leg male up for sale on Bird trader for 30  

We pay the game farm 3 each  
Toddy

bodger wrote:
Well at least I wont be spitting out any lead shot. A bit of bumper bar maybe but no shot.


Good point

M
Yorkshire Geordie

Dave C wrote:
By the way I saw a single red leg male up for sale on Bird trader for 30


How does the bird stand if it's only got a single red leg, Dave?      

Martyn

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