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Status, Muscovy Duck Law in Texas?

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OK, I looked at the last links here, but I don't do legalize well.  Am I going to be able to buy and raise muscovy ducks on our farm for the food market or not?  We do not have any yet, nor any time soon, as the coyotes would have duck dinner before we move out there.  Muscovy ducks were high on our list for animals to raise for lots of reasons.  So obviously we can't be "grandfathered in."

Please help lift the fog.

Thanks.

Connie

PS I tried to leave comment on the gov regulations page and couldn't get it to work.

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What I have been told is that if, you only have them for meat or eggs and they are pinned and not on a pond...You will be ok...
If you sale any they will have to be band and so will yours...leg bands or wing bands....

My daughter Mikayla, husband Butch, Frizzle, Cochins, Silkies, Sebright, Easter egger,Serama, Old English Game, Japanese, Turkens(bantam), Muscovys,Guinea, Dogs and Cats.[most are Bantam]
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My daughter Mikayla, husband Butch, Frizzle, Cochins, Silkies, Sebright, Easter egger,Serama, Old English Game, Japanese, Turkens(bantam), Muscovys,Guinea, Dogs and Cats.[most are Bantam]
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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

 

      The Bantam Barn

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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

 

      The Bantam Barn

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Thread Starter 

OK!  I'm still confused. From what SWheat posted, then, do I understand then, that since I don't yet own any muscovies, I am totally out of luck and the dream to be able to purchase, raise, butcher and sell them is now out of the question for me?  That only those who can be grandfathered in can continue to do so?

What a stinking bummer!

Connie

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Originally Posted by babalubird 

OK!  I'm still confused. From what SWheat posted, then, do I understand then, that since I don't yet own any muscovies, I am totally out of luck and the dream to be able to purchase, raise, butcher and sell them is now out of the question for me?  That only those who can be grandfathered in can continue to do so?

What a stinking bummer!

Connie


You are not out of luck.  They are still taking comments through the end of the year.  This is a Federal Law, not state.  There are 4 ways to identify your birds.  You are now and later allowed to keep Domestic Muscovies for Meat and Eggs.  Other uses are at question, though.  Go back and read the regulations for yourself.

About the only thing that is really changing is that you must identify your birds as being Domestic Muscovies and not wild or ferral Muscovies.  People are still going to be selling them.  Especially in Texas, as we protect them.

I still breed Sicilian Buttercups, and Coturnix quail - As Big As You Can Get Them.  No, I stilll don't sell eggs or birds.
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I still breed Sicilian Buttercups, and Coturnix quail - As Big As You Can Get Them.  No, I stilll don't sell eggs or birds.
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I tried to send comments per an earlier link, I believe regulations.gov, and couldn't get it to send.  Do you have another link?

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