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White spots in duck breast?

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  1. Krabill

    Krabill New Member

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    I am sure it has been answered somewhere on this forum but I am curious what this is? From a black duck yesterday, both sides of the breast had these white things throughout the meat.
     

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  2. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Senior Refuge Member

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    Its rice breast
    Once you cook it youll be good
     
  3. duckbutler

    duckbutler Senior Refuge Member

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    ditto article in DU ok to cook n eat
     
  4. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    Google Rice Breast. It might be all right, but there is the "ick" factor.
     
  5. Mr_Mallard

    Mr_Mallard Senior Refuge Member

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    Ive had it on a few mallards last year i ate them and i was fine
     
  6. torrentduck

    torrentduck Senior Refuge Member

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    Caused by protozoal parasite Sarcocystis sp. Waterfowl are intermediate host. Carnivores (opossum and skunk in particular) are primary host. As stated above...."yucky" to look at, but OK to eat (even raw--- if that's your thing).
     
  7. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not eating it...dont care what they say, no way!
     
  8. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Senior Refuge Member

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    This is why I will never pluck another duck- yuk.

    Blacks, mallards and pintails are where i see the most.
     
  9. torrentduck

    torrentduck Senior Refuge Member

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    Yep...primarily a dabbler parasite since they come in contact with the predator feces that contain the infective oocysts the most. I have seen it in one diver species (ringneck) though.
     
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    7bartman Elite Refuge Member

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    It's called rice breast because it tastes just like rice. Let us know how you like it. I find it delicious.
     

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