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Muscovy Duck

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

3/5

Meat quality

5/5

Egg production

3/5

Commercial value

5/5

Muscovy Ducks: the best meat duck ever!

By

United States

Posted Sep 05, 2015

Muscovy duck is a great duck for a meat yield. Although they often don't lay eggs year round 6 Muscovies can quickly turn into 30. Muscovy ducks are great mothers and will often hatch out a clutch of eggs on their own without you knowing it. Ducks are very difficult to pluck, don't try to. A Muscovy drake will get to 15 lbs in no time and the meat can't be beat. At butchering time don't waste your time plucking and instead skinyour drakes. Cooked right Muscovy meat is comparable to a steak.
Duck eggs are great for breakfast and also for baking cakes and desserts.
Muscovies unlike other ducks don't need water to swim in, they also don't wack like other duck breeds. If you are looking for a great meat animal then Muscovies are a great choice.

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