The ostrich thread

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  1. OY-JFS
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    did you know:
    A female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognize her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.
    Ostriches are so powerful that a single kick at a predator, such as a lion, could be fatal.
    Ostriches stretch out their neck and lay their head on the ground to keep from being seen, hence the myth that ostriches hide in the sand.
    Ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. It is unable to fly and does not posses a keeled sternum (breastbone) common to most birds.
    Ostriches can run up to 70km/hr(40 mph) and can outpace most pursuers, such as lions, leopards, and hyenas.
    Ostriches do not bury their head in the sand.
    When fully grown an ostrich has one of the most advanced immune systems known to mankind.
    Ostriches have the best feed to weight ratio gain of any land animal in the world. They are successfully farmed in at least 50 countries; from the coldest climates of Alaska to the equatorial areas of central Africa.
    Ostriches are not an endangered species; there are at least 2 million worldwide.
    striches skeletons and fossils have been found which date back over 120 million years; ostriches are a true dinosaur.
    There are 3 main species of ostriches of which only one, the Struthio Camelus Domesticus (the African Black), is found in captivity.
    Ostriches cannot fly.
     
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    Ostrich Thread. Dinner is served!
     
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    Tastes like chicken?
     
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    Not to upset OY-JFS. But in all honesty its a very nice steak. Leaner than beef and quite tasty.
     
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    Feel free to ask me anything about ostriches. I will then google your questions and post replies here. [​IMG]
     
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    hahhhaha.

    nice.
     
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    I LIKE ostrich but not sure about ostrich meat. Does it really taste like lean beef as Tenmoc says?
     
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    Interesting stuff on ostrich...now can you post some pics?
     
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    ewwwwwwww
     

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    according to tenmoc, more like lean steak?
     
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    Yeah. Its a dark meat. lean and a little gamey. But very very good.
     
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    Well, this doesn't look bad [​IMG]

    May convert me to an ostrich eating cat, NOT! [​IMG]
     

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    This is the last one I ate.
     

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    I don't find it gamey. Mrs. picks it up occasionally when she wants something other than bison or elk (our primary red meats.) Had some yak a few months ago; that was different, but good. Haven't quite gotten up the nerve for alligator yet.
     
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    Im willing to bet that the ones I had weren't top quality sourced. I'll be having it again in a couple months at least so I will reevaluate.
     
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    Could be. I don't know if ours were 'top quality' either, but they would be organically raised.
     
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    Doesn't look bad, but where you do eat these foods, while traveling?

    I am sure if I google I can probably order exotic meats and have them shipped? but don't think I'll ever do that, maybe if I'm traveling I may get the nerve to try something "local"
     
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    My uncle is a "hunter" he likes to go out and get the usual, deer, turkey, and other birds, as well as BEAR...I know I've eaten that [​IMG]
     
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    Traveling mostly.
     
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    To me, emu seems more like dark meat. It's gamey and can be dry and tough if overcooked; do not try ti from a "stay warm" buffet.

    The ostrich that I've eaten has been white meat. My favorite preparation is sauteed thin slices. This way, ti looks and tastes like something between chicken (white breast meat) and veal.
     
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    You'd be surprised what you find at some of the local "specialty" stores. Probably not going to be able to find at a grocery store, but if you find a natural/organic grocer, they have some different stuff. Also, some butchers specialize in exotic meats.

    Try googling something like "bison loc:xxxxx" where xxxxx=your zip code.
     
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    Some restaurants do game and exotic meats very well. While travelling, kangaroo/ostrich/emu in Australia, reindeer in Norway, wild boar in Germany, goose in Austria and Germany, pheasant in France, suckling pig and lamb in the area around Madrid, etc.

    However, my memorable first ostrich tasting was at the Chateau Lake Louise Hotel near Banff in western Canada, before it became a Fairmont.
     
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    Neither can CRJ's, but unfortunately no one broke the truth to them yet.
     
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    Seems like we're back to eating ostrich???

    I'm against it and will protest!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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