There is nothing wrong with the red heads so far as table fare. We were making stock for the gumbo this weekend using the boiled red headed ducks, hearts and gizzards. The first duck I pulled out of the pot never made it into the gumbo, it got devoured in about 3 seconds, including a gizzard. Only one in the party said he was not too thrilled about the taste. The rest went ape doo doo over it. That was just boiled with a zatarans pack, salt, pepper, garlic and onions.