muscovy duck meat, white or dark meat? When and how to butcher?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by travisman1994, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. travisman1994

    travisman1994 In the Brooder

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    Is muscovy duck meat white or dark meat? I heard if the bird is white feathered its better for eating, is this true? If so what is different from the white feathered vs dark/multicolored feathered birds meat? When and how to butcher them? Any things you have learned from raising them the first time that u wish you had known when you started raising them?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    I am going off of reading things so I have no personal advice. From what understand light feathers equals a nice light looking skinned bird when dressed. Dark feathers means dark skin and it isn't as nice looking. Ducks in general are a dark meat bird however I have never eaten any. I believe most free range/traditional birds have more dark meat than factory farmed.
     
  3. Paigej

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    Muscovy is a red meat similar to veal. I'm raising muscovy for the first time to butcher as well so I don't have advice for you yet...there's a great YouTube channel called 50 Ducks in a hot tub and he shows how he butchers his muscovies. Good luck :)
     
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

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    Oh, we here at BYC know all about 50 Ducks in a Hot Tub. Mainly how he takes terrible care of them and is a belligerent pig who reacts to veterinary advice with contempt and will sic his followers on anyone who tries to give him advice on how to provide his animals with a better quality of life.
     
  5. Paigej

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    I see...I didn't realize the forum already knew about him. There's only a couple videos online of the killing and butchering of muscovy and he's one of them.

    ETA: I read through the entire thread about his channel and gotta say his ducks are still treated better than ones that are factory farmed.
     
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  6. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

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    He doesn't treat angel wing, doesn't treat for niacin deficiency (not anymore, anyway) and has way, way too many birds than he can handle. So forgive me, but he leaves a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to duck welfare.
     
  7. farmeristas

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    I thought i was the only one!!!!!!!!!
    I recently started following youtube chanels and i see that this people are a kind of beggers like donate to feed the ducks!!! *** go to work i really love ducks but am working my #$%# to get my farm this year and i see this is a common habbit between these channels!!!
     
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