meat ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mbeadz22, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. mbeadz22

    mbeadz22 Out Of The Brooder

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    What breeds of ducks would you recommend getting for meat? I ordered golden 300, WH, Khaki cambells, blue Swedish all for egg laying (no drakes) and I have one drake mallard coming. Do you think if the drake bred any of them we could butcher?
     
  2. fourkidsandduck

    fourkidsandduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Muscovy! They are known to have the best meat of any duck.
     
  3. mbeadz22

    mbeadz22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome!!! That's great cause I'm picking up a pair tomorrow night!
     
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer Pekins. They grow faster, and do not fly.

    And, yes, you will be able to eat the offspring from your ducks, but they will be much slower growing, and smaller than a meat breed.....especially with a mallard drake.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  5. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy drakes are huge and very tasty. They are my favorite meat ducks. The hens are very prolific and great mothers so they are a very easy breed to raise. They are so much quieter than Pekins too.
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll throw out Saxonies because they are a great dual purpose breed but are listed as critical by the livestock conservancy and need folks keeping them!

    Other posters are right on with those breed suggestions though.
     

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