Anyone ever heard of or cooked a Gallina Fowl ?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by benswholehogbbq, Jun 24, 2010.

  1.  I realize this may be a strange question, but I was in an international supermarket the other day, and saw these things right with the regular chickens. It looks just like a chicken, and the only information I've been able to get is that it's an ancestor of the domesticated chicken, and comes from Asia. I also understand it has a fuller flavor than a regular chicken, so I'm thinking about going and buying one and throwing it in the pit this weekend, along with a 12 lb. pork butt.

    Anybody have ANY clue ?

    Anyway, if I buy this thing, I'll send some q-view before, during, and after the smoke ( well, I might sebd some q-view even with just the swine ).

    Smoke 'em if you got 'em......................
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I was gonna say give it a try and let us know how it comes out. It can't be that much money doesn't everything from that region of the world go for next to nothing.
  3. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All I can say that in Spanish, a Gallina is referred to as a hen. Gallo, is a rooster. I wonder if the one you're talking about is some form of free-range?
  5. Well, just knowing the meaning of the word helps. My understanding is that it's a relative of the chicken that lives in the woods, mainly in India.

    And these things were pretty good sized ( at least 4 or 5 pounds ). They were about the same price as a regular chicken, so i think I'm gonna' buy one, and SMOKE IT !

    Thanks for the help - the dang things are mysterious, aren't they ?
  6. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gallina fowl or jungle fowl is an ancestor of the modern domesticated chicken. I would say that it is a gimmick....a hoax...or a marketing stratigy. Wild jungle fowl would hardly be big, and once farmed they would just be a domesticated chicken.......just my opinion. Check this out,

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