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Male or Female Muscovy Duck?

post #1 of 12
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I got told that she is a female but she is about the size of my drake ,my other female is so much smaller.
Is there such thing as King Muscovy Ducks?
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post #2 of 12

My vote is for a boy, because of the feet, but the tail is in a pointed stature..soo, anyone else want to chime in?

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post #3 of 12

i say boy

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post #4 of 12

She's looking like a he to me..............cute duckie!!!

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"This is Ford Country on a quiet night you can hear a chevy rust" 1 amazing black and white border collie named Rocket ~ 2ducks 2 chicken 3 bunnies and 1 guinea hen     
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post #5 of 12

I believe you have a drake there...

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Bantams: Cochins, Rosecombs, Silkies Geese: Sebastopol, Buff Dewlap Toulouse, White African Ducks: Call, Muscovy  Peafowl: Purple, Opal, Cameo Silver Pied   NPIP 64-1039

 

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post #6 of 12

Drake. Already starting his caruncling. smile

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Several breeds of chickens, mutt geese, Muscovies, Welsh Harlequin ducks, Silver Fox rabbits, Miniature goats, French Alpine dairy goats, Boer meat goats
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Dona Barski
Caprice Acres
"Breed the Best, Eat the Rest!"
Several breeds of chickens, mutt geese, Muscovies, Welsh Harlequin ducks, Silver Fox rabbits, Miniature goats, French Alpine dairy goats, Boer meat goats
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post #7 of 12

Definitely looks like a drake to these eyes.  HUM?  Never heard of a King Muscovy Duck before.  idunno  Good looking though.

post #8 of 12

I say Drake also, The amount of caruncling, body size, size of feet & the thickness and shortness of the legs all say DRAKE.  It is strange that his tail looks pointed but it could be the angle of the picture?

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post #9 of 12

Hmmm, kinda looks like a boy.  The only other way to know for sure is wait until it lays and egg.

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post #10 of 12

One of the best ways to sex young muscovy who are of similar age (& strain) post six or so weeks is to compare feet.  The drakelets become increasingly larger along with the birds general size & features.  Caruncle development & facial clearing are usually quite advanced in drakelets when compared with the young ducks.  Your bird has all of the atributes of a young drake to me.  We do have Muscovies here that some call Mammoth & these "show type" birds are often considerably larger than those commonly found on farms & as pets & sometimes refered to as "farm ducks".  This is one reason why it can be easier for those not too familar with Muscovy to confuse a larger duck with a "farm yard" type drake.  But "drake-ish" traits are generally consistant across the board, give or take some variation between strains eg degree of caruncling, size etc.  There is only one breed.

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