So What’s Kosher?

Here is a brief list of some of the common birds, animals and seafood that are kosher and those that are not.

Non-Kosher Birds & Avians

Kosher Birds & Avians

  • Cuckoo
  • Eagle
  • Hawk
  • Heron
  • Kite
  • Lapwing
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Pelican
  • Stork
  • Swan
  • Vulture
  • Capon
  • Chicken
  • Dove
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Pigeon
  • Turkey

Non-Kosher Seafood

Kosher Seafood

  • Catfish
  • Eel
  • Porpoise
  • Shark
  • Whale
  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Frog
  • Lobster
  • Oyster
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp
  • Snail
  • Anchovy
  • Bluefish
  • Butterfish
  • Carp
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Fluke
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Pike
  • Porgy
  • Red Snapper
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Sea Bass
  • Shad
  • Smelt
  • Sole
  • Trout
  • Tuna
  • Weakfish
  • Whitefish

Rules about Meat

Rules about Eggs

Note: Specific questions on Kashrut should be referred to your local rabbi.