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best dual purpose duck

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AHappychick, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Which breed of duck would be best for both processing and egg production. I would like to try a duck breed that I could process the extra drakes and keep the girls for laying.
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekins or Muscovies.... The egg layer types don't make much meat ducks....

    Muscovies are nice as they hatch their own young, I don't think the pekins do...
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Muscovies

    Steve in NC
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovys they are good layers, good mommas and great meat!
    Tastes like steak! Is very lean leaner than turkey.
    Brenda
     
  5. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently cooked a pekin and it was delicious. I read that Muscovys can have a stronger taste. Is this true? The Pekin was so good I almost don't want to try anything else.
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Never tried Pekin - but we like the Muscovies. I don't think the taste is strong, maybe somebody has both or tasted both and will share.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Mallards ok to eat?
     
  8. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Mallards ok to eat? i bought two and though I dont want to eat them my Husband keeps joking about how he is going to . Meany huh.
     
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  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    well anything is edible but I dont think there would be enough meat on them, just tell him that they are really greasy lol that should end it [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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