Vhrocks, I just sent you a message with this info, but I'll post it here just in case someone else has the same question
is a search engine that you can use to help find the bone percentages in differant cuts of meat. Since some people get really lost when trying to use this (including me at first!) to find bone amounts, I'll do an example of how to do a search.
- Go to the site, and pick what you want to search for. In this case, I'm going to search for quail.
- Type "Quail" into the keywords box, and press enter
- It will give you a list of differant options. You want to pick one that has the information for the meat when it is raw. So, I'm going to pick "Quail, meat and skin, raw". Press submit.
- Pick "1 Quail" and press submit
- On to the top of the page it lists the amount of refuse. The refuse is typically bone, but it will specify what it is. For quail, it says that it is 10% bone (aka refuse).
To help you not have to do a whole ton of searches on there, below is a list of bone percentages for some differant types of chicken and cuts of chicken.
Broiler or Fryer whole, meat and skin and giblets and neck: 31%
back, meat and skin: 44%
breast, meat and skin: 20%
drumstick, meat and skin: 33%
thigh, meat and skin: 21%
leg, meat and skin: 27%
neck, meat and skin: 36%
neck, meat only: 75%
wing, meat and skin: 46%
wing, meat only: 68%
Cornish Hen: 39% no neck/giblets
Stewing: 32% ( 27% bone, 5% separable fat)
I hope this helps