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Easier to flesh fresh or frozen?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by vahunter, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. vahunter

    vahunter New Member

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    I've taxied 2 ducks and they took me a good while (fleshing on a wheel took a the longest probably). Hoodie and a buffie, and they were pretty fresh, maybe a month in the freezer max.

    To be honest I was kinda dreading starting on the 3rd which is a lesser scaup. It had been frozen for maybe 6 months. It seemed to me to make a world of difference. Something sure did. I'd fleshed this one in half the time the other 2 took. I'm sure it's not technique. The fat seemed to separate from the quills and skins like magic.

    What causes this? Length of time in the freezer? If that's the case I will never flesh another fresh bird haha
     
  2. shammy

    shammy New Member

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    If ya did 2 and say it took 2 hours, just saying, and you did one in half that amount of time, 1 hour. Isnt that the same amount of time for each bird. lol
     

  3. vahunter

    vahunter New Member

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    Haha maybe shoulda reworded that...1hr on first, 1hr on second and 1/2 hour on third....as an example. All 3 birds were done at three separate times.