Turduckens (Poultry - General)

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I was referred to you and hope you can answer a question for me.

We spent last Christmas with relatives on their farm. Rather than the traditional Christmas feast us ladies decided the men folk would take us to a really nice restaurant in the area. (Their alternative was to cook and clean up.) Everyone ended up having stuffed Turdurken and it was delicious. My brother-in-law said it was an exotic poultry species. Like turtles, which have several different types of meat, this one had parts which tasted like turkey, duck, and capon chicken.

We have a large fenced-in backyard in suburbia and though we would like to try raising a couple of Turdurkens. Can anyone tell us where to buy chicks? Are they raised like other poultry? How long do they take to reach table size? We asked our County Agent but she didnít know anything about them.

Thank you in advance.

Mrs. Elmer Wiggins

-- Bette Wiggins (vtwiggins32@juno.net), February 14, 2002


Response to Turdurkens

I believe you may be the target of a silly joke. Turdurken probably stands for "Turkey", "Duck", and "Chicken". That may be why your county agent was stumped also.

-- Steve in So. WI (alpine1@tds.net), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens

Turduken (sp) is a concoction of Cajun cooks, I believe. I saw it being prepared on the Rosie ODonnel show last year. It's basically a turkey stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a hen, then roasted.

-- melina b. (goatgalmjb1@hotmail.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens

Mrs. Wiggins,

Your brother-in-law was pulling your leg. A turducken is a turkey, duck and chicken that has been boned out and then stuffed one inside of the other before roasting. Nothing special about them other than the amount of work that is required to bone the carcasses out.


-- Alan (athagan@atlantic.net), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens

Try the freezer section of your largest supermarket, these are constructed from the different birds, I've seen them in OK eastern parts of Tx, and in LA, often with a cajun/creole seasoning alrady on the meat.

-- Thumper/inOKC (slrldr@yahoo.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens

Har, Har, Har. Der Turduckens dey live in dey city wit dey city folk. Check wit dem folk. Otherwise, do a search for Turducken and you can buy them already made up on line.... Har, har, har. Us'n country folk iz hilarious...

-- Gailann Schrader (gtschrader@aol.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens

alan is right. A small deboned chicken inside of duck inside of turkey. I want want one too.

-- ed (edfrhes@aol.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

Turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck that's stuffed into a turkey. I have a friend who raises pigeons and she sometimes uses a pigeon in place of the chicken.

Here's The Recipe

-- ~Rogo (rogo2222@hotmail.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

We bought one at Walmart recently. Cheap enough. They say they don't sell so well in Ohio. They were $20.00. One was stuffed with cornbread dressing and the other was with rice and some small shrimp.

Nice size package, but at least 1/2 gallon of rice and not a lot of duck or chicken inside, just some de-boned pieces. Fun to fix and fun to serve and was special because it was different.

I also gave two for Christmas presents to a couple families who are hard to buy for because they have everything.

-- homestead2 (homestead@localnetplus.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

Ohooooooo. They are coming here for Easter. Any suggestions?


-- Bette Wiggins (vtwiggins32@juno.net), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

When they come for easter, cook some rabbit and tell them that you're cooking jackalope!

-- Chris Laumeyer (creegorious@aol.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

Stuff a deboned lamb with a deboned rabbit and tell them it is a Lambit - a cross between a mineature sheep and a rabbit.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

Bette - there is a breed of chicken known as a "turken", which is really a naked neck chicken from somewhere in the mid-east. They have a naked neck somewhat similar to a turkey, but they are all chicken. Reportedly very good layers, albeit a bit strange from the "looks" side. I have a rooster - weird, but a rather nice calm bird. Weird, yes! And for the rest of you on this forum your adjective for all of us would be ???. GL!

-- Brad (homefixer@SacoRiver.net), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

How many are coming Bettie? You could stuff a chicken inside a duck, and the duck inside a turkey, and the turkey inside an Emu, and the Emu inside an Ostridge. Now what would you all call that? This is making me hungry!

-- Cindy in KY (solidrockranch@msn.com), February 14, 2002.

Response to Turdurkens (Poultry - General)

I vote for the 'Lambit'. Then perhaps you could take the bunch of them snipe hunting!!

-- Bernie from Northern Ontario (bernadette_kerr@hotmail.com), February 14, 2002.

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