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Growth in dove breast #7622809 10/03/19 03:05 PM
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Shot this bird the other afternoon. When getting ready to breast him I felt something hard under the feathers after pushing the feathers and skin away there was a hard black and grey flat spot about 1" long and about 1/4" wide. I never cut the breast but just lifted the piece out with the tip of a knife. Under the hard piece was a white pouch that had like roots running into the meat. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? From the outside this bird seemed fine no visual problems in flight or gaps in feathers. The hole it left in the breast is pictured and like I said before there was no cutting on this breast at all.

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Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7622816 10/03/19 03:07 PM
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Scar tissue maybe? Tough dove that survived a #8 shot.

I've seen similar on ducks that was clearly from a shot...


Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: LarryCopper] #7622831 10/03/19 03:20 PM
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I have seen something similar as well on ducks and turkeys but it was always more defined for lack of better terms than this. The black piece was kind of 3 dimensional T-shaped with the leg of the T going into the breast and the pouch was coming off of that.

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7622994 10/03/19 05:39 PM
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Cut up the dark, see if you can find a BB, that would be your answer. Regardless, think I would discard the bird.

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: Guy] #7623003 10/03/19 05:50 PM
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do...not...eat

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7623089 10/03/19 07:19 PM
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I probably wouldn't eat either.

Looks like feathers drug into a wound by a pellet?

Cleaned a couple birds I shot at a buddies house a few years ago and they had worms inside of em never seen it before never seen it since.


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Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7623095 10/03/19 07:30 PM
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I shot 2 white wing early this season that had what appeared to be pieces of wood broken off in their breast. It healed up around the wound, but still had a gnarly looking discoloration where the breast made contact with the wood. I went ahead and breasted them out, as they had no smell and no bugs. Looked pretty superficial, so I tossed them in the bags with the others. When it comes time to cook, I will just cut the bad area off and roll on.

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7623109 10/03/19 07:51 PM
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Eets naht a toomah.


Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7624128 10/04/19 10:59 PM
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That's gnarly. I had a dove with worms in it's body cavity last year. Cooked it extra well and no problems...yet.

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: gobble1975] #7624371 10/05/19 07:12 AM
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Always figure some accidentally impale themselves on a mesquite thorn from time to time in high winds or a tstorm.

Re: Growth in dove breast [Re: HuntnFly67] #7626806 10/08/19 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by HuntnFly67
Eets naht a toomah.


roflmao roflmao

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