Muscovys for Meat??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SamG347, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    I'm going to be getting 3-5 eggs from a friend. And want to keep a trio just for pets and also whenever they hatch out the occasional clutch for ducks to sell and birds for the table. How is the taste of Muscovy and are they easy to pluck and such?
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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Granted, this is only what I have heard, so don't take just my word on this...

    • Ducks are harder to pluck than chickens
    • Muscovie meat is very good...more like steak than chicken
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    The taste is great like a high end cut of beef, very lean. We skin ours and with practice takes about 5 minutes to skin. You get 2 boneless skinless breasts about a pound to 2 pounds each, we debone the leg 1/4's and make duck sausage.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Hmmmm those kind of look like VENISON STEAKS [​IMG]
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  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    They do sort of. We haven't found a way to cook them yet that wasn't good. They are really good in a stir fry! And the sausage comes out super good. Last time we made a sweet Italian that was really good.

    Steve in NC
     

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