questions about foie gras

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by lokalori, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. lokalori

    lokalori New Egg

    Dec 17, 2009
    Hello I'm sure that there are plenty of people on this forum who are against gravage. I am wondering if there are people who are willing to discus home production of foie gras, and if it is allowed on this forum.

  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I don't know much about it but I am interested in learning.

    I would also caution you to respond gently or not at all to any that might be opposed. It might help keep the thread going if it ever does start.
  3. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
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  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    The discussion is fine as long as it is civil. In all directions.
    Keep in mind that the production of Foie Gras is a touchy subject and the production is, I believe, illegal in many states.

    I will move it to the meat birds section, though.

    If you are not interested in adding helpful info, please don't post.

    All rules of the forum will apply as usual.

  5. lokalori

    lokalori New Egg

    Dec 17, 2009
    Quote:thank you. I will be respectful in all of my posts.

    Does anyone know if quality foie gras can be produced by a pekin? or would I breed moulard. It is mostly referenced that moulard is bread from a male Muscovy and a female Pekin. Can this be done the other way around?

  6. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
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  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    Your better off googling for results as your not going to get much experience here.... and if you get any it will be from someone that googled.... copied and pasted the information.

    Not a very good topic on a forum like this any how... not too many people eat it... know what it is... or think very low of it.

    With that said what are your intentions with it? Do you know what is involved? Time wise too?

    Yes, to answer your questions.... a pekin cross with a muscovy will make a great duck. Obviously the bigger the duck the bigger the liver... the cross will give you a good sized meat ducks. However I do believe the offspring will be sterile, which is something that is irrelevent in the production of foie gras. As long as you maintain good breeding stock you will be fine.

    You will have to keep a line of muscovys, a line of pekins, and a line for the actual breeders. So you will need three pens of ducks not including your all of your pens to grow out the sterile offspring.

    A lot of work for a few livers.
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Many people accidentally make foie gras by feeding their ducks a diet loaded with carbohydrates. [​IMG]

    I did read an article a while back about some people who were making foie gras WITHOUT the force feeding. I will go see if I can find that again.
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I was under the impression that it is illegal here.
  10. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but isn't foie gras made from goose liver? Or is it possible to make from duck liver, as well?

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