Kosher meat comes from animals who chew their cud and have split hooves. For instance, cows, sheep, and goats, for example, are kosher, while rabbits, kangaroos, and foxes are not. A qualified shochet, a person well-versed in the traditions of kosher slaughtering, must perform the precise slaughtering and inspection of animals and birds.
Kosher fowl are defined by a globally acknowledged tradition and include domesticated species such as chickens, Cornish hens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. All predatory and scavenging bird species are listed as being prohibited in the Torah.