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French White Muscovy ducks

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #15 in Ducks

Posted

Pros: Big breasted

Cons: Ugly? No, beautiful. Has claws!!!

This is where the meat is.  Eating is believing and easily erased all doubts.  They have large blue eyes and pink beaks.  Nice barnyard cream color.  They do need duck starter, Turkey grower or game feed.  I tried mine on chick starter but they would not touch it.  They have lots of character.  My Muscovies hiss as they protect the eggs in the morning!  Fortunately only bluster though.  When handling, beware of claws!

 

The cooked Drake was loaded with Breast meat.  Its closest competitor, the Jumbo Pekin, was not as flavorful  and very skimpy in the breast by comparison, it was also greasier.  Jumbo Pekins however are faster growers and only the Drake of Muscovy is larger.  I compared the Muscovy to my Christmas Rib Roast, and I could not tell the difference!

Posted

Pros: fun

my girls are wonderful, should start laying any time now and they are very people friendly. they talk non-stop when given the chance. 

French White Muscovy ducks
Description:

Muscovy Ducks originated in Brazil and were domesticated in Europe. White Muscovy Ducks are best suited for meat production and make up 90% of commercial production of duck meat. Breeding stock from France has been genetically improved to produce birds that are 50% larger than other Muscovies. The males can weigh 12 pounds in 12 weeks. The meat is less greasy and with a lower fat content than other ducks. They are known to have a sense of humor, are intelligent, and love to fly.

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Duck Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Meat


Broodiness: High, good mothers


Climate Tolerance: All

 

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Typically Seasonal Layers, however the French seem to lay longer


Egg Size: Large


Egg Color: White

 

Breed Temperament: Calm, silly ducks who are highly intelligent. 

 

 

Breed Colors / Varieties: French White

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Breed Photos:

 

Primary Image

 

 

 

400

 

 

 

DRAKE

700

 

 
 
DUCK

700

 

 
 
Egg
 

400

photo credit: 2mooses.weebly.com

 
Duckling
 

700

photo credit: www.jmhatchery.com

 
Juvenile
 

400

photo credit: www.jmhatchery.com

 

 

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