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Black Chicken - Splotches on skin normal?


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I am attempting to cook a Cantonese black chicken soup.
I noticed at the local market that both black chickens they had in stock had some dark splotches on the skin. Slightly discolored spots a bit like a bruise.
I chose the chicken that had fewer of these. 
 
Below are three images, one of the whole chicken (Sorry for condensation on the plastic), and two trying to focus in on the splotches. Would you let me know, based on these pictures, if this chicken is OK? 
 
1) whole chicken image: https://postimg.cc/kRdYcTfh 
2) splotch on far left bump of leg drumstick: https://postimg.cc/BXpHYmmP 
3) splotch on lower right abdomen area above where feet are tucked in: https://postimg.cc/nX8r1BJ9 
 
Thank you
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3 hours ago, tobiroppo said:
I am attempting to cook a Cantonese black chicken soup.
I noticed at the local market that both black chickens they had in stock had some dark splotches on the skin. Slightly discolored spots a bit like a bruise.
I chose the chicken that had fewer of these. 
 
Below are three images, one of the whole chicken (Sorry for condensation on the plastic), and two trying to focus in on the splotches. Would you let me know, based on these pictures, if this chicken is OK? 
 
1) whole chicken image: https://postimg.cc/kRdYcTfh 
2) splotch on far left bump of leg drumstick: https://postimg.cc/BXpHYmmP 
3) splotch on lower right abdomen area above where feet are tucked in: https://postimg.cc/nX8r1BJ9 
 
Thank you

 

I am unable to see anything on your images other than the plastic wrap.

However, here is an image of a black chicken (silkie). I think you can see it is unblemished.

 

silkie.thumb.jpg.6f10cc163ce4586055279aba63a32d53.jpg

 

From your description, it seems yours has been badly handled and possibly bruised (?). If it's only bruised it shouldn't have any impact on the flavour.

 

(P.S. It is much better to upload any images here rather than forcing people to open third party sites.)

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I think you can see it is unblemished

 

I'd say the whole chicken is just one big bruise ... 

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26 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

They are delicious! Especially in soups.


I remember … was more meant as a joke for the non-silkie initated 😜

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