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muscovy duck breeding question

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So... I was wondering i have one muscovy male and female. If i got a pekin duck would the male breed with a pekin hen? Or would a male pekin breed with the female muscovy?
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They have been known to breed, but I hear the resulting offspring are infertile

It could happen. Just remember, Pluto used to be a planet.

And when things go wrong, always remember, even geese cheat sometimes.

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It could happen. Just remember, Pluto used to be a planet.

And when things go wrong, always remember, even geese cheat sometimes.

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Yes, cross breeding will happen. 

Any other breed ducks crossed with muscovy create "mule ducks" which are sterile. So if you cross them and get females, they will lay eggs but you won't be able to hatch eggs from her. And any male offspring will breed with other ducks, but they won't fertilize them.

 

I have heard that (I think they are called mullards) pekin hens crossed with muscovy drakes create a large, fast growing duck that is EXCELLENT for meat. I have not tried them as a cross as I like to keep mine pure, but if you want ducks for meat that may be one to try!

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Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

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Originally Posted by learycow View Post

Yes, cross breeding will happen. 

Any other breed ducks crossed with muscovy create "mule ducks" which are sterile. So if you cross them and get females, they will lay eggs but you won't be able to hatch eggs from her. And any male offspring will breed with other ducks, but they won't fertilize them.

 

I have heard that (I think they are called mullards) pekin hens crossed with muscovy drakes create a large, fast growing duck that is EXCELLENT for meat. I have not tried them as a cross as I like to keep mine pure, but if you want ducks for meat that may be one to try!

This is true.

 

I'm thinking of adding some Pekin (or other large breed ducks) to my flock.  When you cross a Muscovy drake with a large breed duck, like a Pekin, the offsping don't exhibit the gender size difference that Muscovy do and they grow a little faster.  The only down side is Pekin aren't typically broody (I don't incubate) so maybe another large breed.....

DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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DOGS: 4 Shih Tzu, 1 Papillon, 1 Great Pyrenees

CHICKENS: 1 BO, 2 EE, 2 WLH, blue and splash JG, plus various aged JG, BO, JG/BO and JG/EE chicks.   

DUCKS: Muscovy ducks: Adults, juveniles and ducklings.  Pekin ducks

 

Some threads started with basic info.

Picking a duck breed, where to buy, what genders to get

Raising and caring for ducklings

 

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post #5 of 6
I have a Muscovy drake and a Swedish duck and the have mated but I'm not incubating right now and the duck is still really young but laying. I plan to let her go broody in the spring when it's warmer out. Will the offspring be a good egg duck or a good meet duck?My two Swedish ducks. They both have angel wing, the blue swede has it on the right side and the other on the left side. Snowy and Shadow.
The one to the right.
My Muscovy drake. Aflack.
My drake.
Edited by Hayden W - 1/14/16 at 6:32am
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I have had my muscovy drake breed my swedish blue hen and it worked out havent tried hybridizing yet 

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