Very lean, tender and flavorful. Guinea fowl meat is white like chicken but its taste is more reminiscent of pheasant, without excessive gamey flavor. They offer exceptionally high yields -a 50/50 ratio between meat and carcass: these are moist and meaty birds! They are also substantially leaner than chicken (see our nutritional information for details). Chefs and home cooks seek them out because of their marvelous flavor; in restaurants, they are often chosen over pheasants because they do not have tendons in the leg and thigh, making this part of the bird more versatile and cost effective.