EcatMagoo wrote:How do you clean them? They are so hard to clean
Best way I've found is to clip the wings close to the body, pluck the breast so you can see what you are doing, and then slip a knife below the breast bone and make a slit. if you stick your thumb in the slit, hang onto the feet and lift up hard, you'll pull the breast loose from the ribs and tear the skin on the sides. You can then cut a slit at the base of the throat (between the wishbones) grab hold of the neck and pull the breast off the bird. At that point you use your knife to skin them. I usually start on one side and work across. About the best I can offer. You can pull the skin off the breast with your thumbs if you have a fat bluebill and maybe a can, but with ringnecks you'll tear a lot of meat along with the skin, so that's why I use the knife. Fatter birds are easier, as well as ones that aren't shot up too bad. I've also found that warm birds are easiest. Clean as soon as you can.
Cleaning Ringnecks is a beech. I can clean 3 mallards in the time it takes to skin a ringneck.
Practice will make you better. Good luck.
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