White meat is white because of the chicken's lack of exercise. White muscle is suitable only for short, ineffectual bursts of activity such as, for chickens, flying.
Dark meat, which avian myologists (bird muscle scientists) refer
to as "red muscle," is used for sustained activity, mainly
walking. The dark color comes from a chemical compound in the
muscle called myoglobin, which plays a key role in oxygen
transport. That's why the chicken's leg meat and thigh meat are
dark and its breast meat (primary flight muscles) is white.
Other birds, such as ducks and geese, have red muscle (dark meat)
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Antzar Eguna, is a Spanish tradition in which a greased goose is suspended over water and young men jump from boats and attempt to rip off the head of the goose. This competition serves as a way for young men to prove their strength and eligibility to females. The winner also gets to keep the goose. Although this tradition was once practiced all over Spain with live geese, it is now only held during the San Antolin festival in Lekeitio, with a dead goose.