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Pekin and Muscovy

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Will  Muscovy male breed a Pekin female?  We had a Pekin female and a friend gave me a Muscovy male to breed with her so we can have fertile eggs to hatch.  If they will breed and have fertile eggs do you think that would make a good meat bird cross?   Thanks
Isabella

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Our neighbors pekin bred their mallard hen. I have one of the babies and she is so pretty. My mallard drake flirts with her.LOL!

Along with my parents, I breed, show and sell
Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

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Along with my parents, I breed, show and sell
Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

www.featherlegfarms.webs.com
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Originally Posted by Isabella 

Will  Muscovy male breed a Pekin female?  We had a Pekin female and a friend gave me a Muscovy male to breed with her so we can have fertile eggs to hatch.  If they will breed and have fertile eggs do you think that would make a good meat bird cross?   Thanks
Isabella


From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6709575

Artificial insemination and natural mating were used for the crossbreeding of the Muscovy drake with the Pekin duck in order to produce the Mule duck. An average fertility rate of 48% was reached by artificially inseminating twice a week. In small flocks, however, when the male to female ratio was 1:2.5 (or higher), natural mating yielded a fertility rate of 80%.

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" A duck is a duck and all ducks..."


DO I need to elaborate? lau

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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Yes that would make a good meat duck.  Just remember the young from that cross will not be able to reproduce so don't plan on keeping any to breed.

"So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads."
"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." All quotes by Dr Seuss!
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"So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads."
"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." All quotes by Dr Seuss!
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