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Females ~ Half Bushel Maryland Blue Crabs ( Mix 5-7 inches) (Approximately 3-4 Dozen) - (4) Mallets

CODE: Catch

List price: $178.99  

Price: $148.99

You save: $30.00 (17%)
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Why do some crab feasters prefer Female Crabs?

Our crew pull and call massive bushels filled with Sook or mature female crabs.  Yes, we follow sustainability standards and only catch the legal amount for those crab eaters who prefer the female crab.  Females taste very similar to the male counterpart but have a few distinct differences.  One, they have red tips on their claws rather than the signature blue for the male.  On their belly, the apron or center exterior shell is in the shape of a bell.  (The males sport an elongated apron.)  These differences help separate the male vs. female.  Most chefs use female crab in crab cakes and dips, so you know the delicious taste!  Females weigh less, so we bushel 5”-7” sized females to ensure an order filled with jumbo, lump and claw meat.  Probably the most noteworthy difference is the roe or caviar-like eggs that accompany some female crabs.  Many enthusiasts enjoy eating it as a delicacy.