A few days ago, after a year of wussing out, I FINALLY slaughtered my first Muscovy duck, using a powerful pellet gun held to the back of the head. It went quick as I'd long desired. Today I slaughter another male I caught and put in the modified dog carrier cage. I have WAY too many males and they fight a lot, so not killing several is a form of cruelty. I now agree with folks who say that the meat VERY closely resembles roast beef in color, taste and texture. I froze up enough packets of meat from this one bird for easily 15-20 meals as I use meat sparingly in my dishes vs. big servings of it on the plate.