a good duck breed for smoking ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mistyfeather, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i woul like to raise 2 ducks to have smoked for nexed thanksgiving. does anyone have a good recomendation?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    they say Muscovy are good eating...
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You could try Pekin or Appleyard ducks..
    They both get around 10 lbs or so and bread to be a dual purpose breed..

    Chris
     
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never smoked duck. Wouldn't it be hard to roll up in the little papers and keep lit.....[​IMG]

    Seriously, though, I've read that Muscovy is very lean, so I'd think a fatter breed would be better to smoke, because they wouldn't dry out as easily. I'm sure somebody on here has tried more than one breed, hopefully they'll see this and chime in.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  5. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] im sure if the price for sigarets go up any more ...... someone is bound to try:D
     
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  6. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin would be your best bet for a meat duck.
     
  7. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old do they need to be by the time you can butcher them, in my case take them to the local buchers?
     

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