This is how a turkey drummie looks like. It is pretty big.
I spent some time on Friday evening to debone the drum. Though it was just a single drum, it took me a while to remove the meat from the bone and slice it up into bite-size pieces. It was mostly due to the big drum size and substantial amount of meat attached to the bone.
The quantity of meat shown below weighs close to 290g, which is equivalent to about two days worth of food for Rossi gal.
I will only be giving her the turkey meat itself, cos the bone is too big and dense, not suitable for her to munch on. This is the reason why I have decided to debone the drum instead of giving it to her as a raw meaty bone (RMB).
For Rossi gal, I prefer to give her RMBs like lamb ribs and chicken drums, which have less dense and softer bones, easier for her to crunch through and munch. More ideal for her.
Below shows the turkey drummie (left) and Rossi gal's favorite Rosie chicken drummie (right).
See the difference in size. Compared to the turkey drum, the chix drum looks so much smaller and less meaty. The chix drum (with its bone-in) weighs about 130g, whereas the turkey meat itself (without its bone) is already more than twice this weight.
In terms of TCM, turkey is classfied as a 'cold meat'. Cold meats can help to balance off the effects of Hot meats. Turkey would be a good addition to her diet for this purpose and also, as another protein source for variety.
If interested to know more about Hot and Cold meats, there is more info here.