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best meat duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kwynn's birds Alaska, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best duck to raise for meat purposes? I'm considering on getting ducks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Here is some information from Holderread regarding the breeds they raise.

    Eggs: If efficient egg production is your main goal, Anconas, Campbells, Harlequins, Hook Bills, Magpies and Runners should be given top priority.

    Eggs & Meat: If you want ducks that combine good egg production and large meat birds of gourmet quality, we recommend Silver Appleyards and Saxonies. For high egg yields and excellent meat birds of medium size, Anconas, Harlequins and Magpies are hard to beat. Campbells, Hook Bills and Runners are lean, high-quality, medium-small meat birds when butchered in prime condition.



    Pekins are also good of course for meat.

    I ordered Anconas and Golden Welsh Harlequins. Some of them will go in the freezer.
     
  3. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some of McMurries ? jumbo pekins. They are due to be processed in the next couple ofweeks.. I will let you know how it turns out.
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cetawin, your link leads to and error......
     
  5. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that the Muscovys are an excellent meat bird.
    Not as greasy as other duck breeds and tastes more like a fine veal.
     
  6. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I have heard that the Muscovys are an excellent meat bird.
    Not as greasy as other duck breeds and tastes more like a fine veal.

    Yes it is VERY good ! My kids and hubby loved the Muscovy meat. I will be raising a few only problem is finding someone who can do the processing for me when they are ready.​
     
  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love Muscovy meat, to me it tastes like really good steak, we grill it after marinating it in some EVO, and spices.
    We only breast ours out, that is where the most meat is.
    Mrssmith,
    It isn't hard to do if breasting out, you don't even have to gut it.
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Really , no gutting I'm going to have to look it up [​IMG]
     
  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To cut the breast meat off, simply kill/bleed out the bird, peel the skin off the breast and fillet the meat off the body.
    You just need a very sharp knife.
     

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