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Anybody else with Mule duck photos?

MULE DUCKS:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w172/spectrumranch/waterfowl/1mules.jpg

We raised about 20 mule ducks this year, Rouen drakes on lilac muscovy hens. Most are Black with greenish/purplish heads and backs. Very beautiful, just can't get a good photo.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w172/spectrumranch/waterfowl/1mulesa.jpg

A bunch are blue with different irredescent sheen.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w172/spectrumranch/waterfowl/1fsdrake.jpg

I like this one, can't get a good photo, but he looks like he has fish scales.

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post #2 of 23

Love your hinnies.  What do you do with them?  They are infertile so of no breeding use.

post #3 of 23

Wow, they're gorgeous. Makes me want to breed some, lol! Do they still lay eggs? They're very cool.

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post #4 of 23

Beautiful Mules !  I also love your Barnacle geese in the background of the 1st pic.

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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 #5 of 23

I think I have one, too, but I'm not sure.  This duck is the last of any mules we may have had at this lake.  He quacks and gets a green head every year just like the other mallards, but he doesn't do any breeding at all, not even a flirt.  During the molt, he turns totally black.

He's very, very old, too, just like his daddy.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64797_tomsson.jpg

I thought he might be a blackish mallard-hybrid, instead, but now that I see yours, I'm convinced this is a mule.

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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by katharinad 

Love your hinnies.  What do you do with them?  They are infertile so of no breeding use.


We usually raise some each year to butcher. I may have to keep a few for the color.

Wow, they're gorgeous. Makes me want to breed some, lol! Do they still lay eggs? They're very cool.


Because we butcher them I have not kept any hens over for the following year, but they should still lay eggs.

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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by desertdarlene 

I think I have one, too, but I'm not sure.  This duck is the last of any mules we may have had at this lake.  He quacks and gets a green head every year just like the other mallards, but he doesn't do any breeding at all, not even a flirt.  During the molt, he turns totally black.

He's very, very old, too, just like his daddy.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64797_tomsson.jpg

I thought he might be a blackish mallard-hybrid, instead, but now that I see yours, I'm convinced this is a mule.


I am not sure if he is a mule. Because of a couple things, I don't remember any of our mule drakes getting "drake curl feathers" or the olive greenish bill. They usually have a more muscovy looking bill.

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We usually have hatching eggs for sale on ebay in spring and early summer.

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post #8 of 23

Yeah, it's possible that he might be part Cayuga, but it's hard to tell.  He never breeds, though, which is strange.  Doesn't even seem to care about the girls.  Or, maybe that's what he wants everyone to think.  wink  He's been around for ages and there is one black muscovy duck there, too, who used to breed but doesn't anymore.  Maybe they're both not breeding anymore because of their ages.

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post #9 of 23

I would really, really, really like to know how well they lay. I would love to have a flock of Khaki x Muscovy crosses if they're going to look that lovely. Who cares about fertility? I'll just cope with beautiful birds and lots of lovely eggs (and tasty males).

Does anyone know how well they lay? If they are seasonal layers or if they lay year round?

Raising American Buff and Pilgrim Geese, Ancona, Harlequin, Rouen, Campbell, Saxony, and Buff ducks, Muscovies, Rosecomb Barred Rock, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Wheaten/Blue Ameraucana, and Red Ameraucana chickens, Blue/Royal Palm and Blue Slate turkeys, Jumbo Coturnix quail, Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Redclaw Lobsters, Blue Tilapia, and an assortment of show rabbits. Hatching eggs available.
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Raising American Buff and Pilgrim Geese, Ancona, Harlequin, Rouen, Campbell, Saxony, and Buff ducks, Muscovies, Rosecomb Barred Rock, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Wheaten/Blue Ameraucana, and Red Ameraucana chickens, Blue/Royal Palm and Blue Slate turkeys, Jumbo Coturnix quail, Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Redclaw Lobsters, Blue Tilapia, and an assortment of show rabbits. Hatching eggs available.
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post #10 of 23

OOh, thats a nice looking duck with the fish scales  lol
I like the colors you get with the Skovie ducks but I dont like the red thing that grows on their faces. Do mules grown the crunckle or what ever its called. Oh, and a silly question, why didnt your drakes get a drake feather and  is that the same with all mules. If they cant reproduce do they still get the urge!!

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Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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