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!