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[LIVE] 1/2 Bushel Female USA Hard Shell Blue Crabs (Random Mix of SM, MED, LG, XL 5-7 Inches) (Approx 2.5 to 4 Dozen)


Price: $239.00

  • Wild Caught 
  • Package Surcharge for Live Crabs (+$10.00)
  • *Important Note ~ LIVE Crab perished, or dead loss is only covered if your order is delivered 24-hours after the scheduled delivery date. 

Female Blue Crabs

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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.

Want more information about the female crab?  Click here.

In Crabs, size matters!

The bigger the crab, the more jumbo, lump and claw meat for hot-butter dipping. Yes, like a sport. Crabs get weighed and sized like prized fighters.  In this case, they demonstrate some aggressive behavior and our crew knows how to choose hefty and exact sized crabs point-to-point.  Check out the stats.

Supers: 7+ inches

X-Large:  6 ½ -7 inches

Large:  6-6 ½ inches

Mediums:  5 ½ -6 inches

Small:  5-5 ½ inches


Get the Stats!


Thinking about entertaining this weekend?  Serve succulent Maryland Blue Crabs in a “Half Bushel” to truly make your party the envy of the town!   We offer 3 sizes:

Jumbo Crabs consist of LargeExtra-Large and Legend Crabs from 6 to 7+ inches.

    - Approximately 2.5 to 3 dozen per 1/2 bushel.

Jimmy Crabs consist of Medium and Large  Crabs from 5 1/2 to 6 inches.

    - Approximately  to 3.5 dozen per 1/2 bushel.

Bay Crabs consist of Small and Medium Crabs from to  inches.

    - Approximately 3.5 to 4 dozen per 1/2bushel.

*Female/Sook Crabs consist of Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large Crabs from 5-7 inches.

 -Approximately 3-4dozen per 1/2 bushel.

The mix of crabs are random and not set proportions of how many of each size. It depends on the days daily catch. 

Recommended serving quantities are as follows: * 1/2 Bushels will feed 5 people. 

Warning: These meaty delicious crabs come from our secret crabbing grounds and are sure to satisfy any seafaring crowd. 

*This Package includes (5) Mallets-(5) Crab Bibs-(5) Crab Knives- (1) Lb Crab Spice