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Butchering Age For Muscovy Ducks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by machoman, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. machoman

    machoman Chirping

    Sep 9, 2011
    I have an opportunity to purchase some Muscovy ducks, this springs hatchling's, so they're around 7-8 months old. Is this too old to enjoy a roasted duck? My last duck I processed was a bit younger, around 12 weeks old. I don't want to end up with tough birds. I paid $10.00 for the younger duck, this other individual wants the same for the older ones, would it be reasonable to ask for a slightly lower price?

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You could always offer less and see if he takes it.

    I don't know about Muscovy ducks, except that they are butchered older than Pekins, but that a good price and the meat could be slow cooked if it is too old for roast duck.

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