Am I really a Muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an almost 7 week old duckling that was a rescue. I have had it for a month now. I posted pics before and everyone was thinking muscovy. She is starting to get her feathers in and her coloring is making me think NOT muscovy. Any ideas?

    At 3 weeks
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    And today.
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    Chest is brown and black, the white collar has developed but not feathered yet. Underside is mostly white with some brown/black areas.

    And excuse the eye, she's got foamy eye which I'm treating.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'd say no
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm.....
    I'm wondering what she is. The girl that had her didn't know only that she bought her at the flea market. She is pretty good size. About 1/2-2/3 as big as my ~12 week muscovy female.

    If not muscovy, any ideas to breed?
     
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mallard mix?
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd google pics of Muscovy and see if she looks anything like they should at that age.

    It's always a crap shoot at flea markets.


    Hope you like her anyhow,

    Rancher
     
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The bill looks Muscovy but her butt is too short and the down is pretty wispy-looking.... maybe a muscovyX ? rouen muscovy? very cute though!


    Is her eye okay? she looks to be squinting in the newest pic and it looks a little red maybe.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No, you are not a muscovy, but there is a possibility that you may be a muscovy X aka a mule.
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has foamy eye. I'm treating it.
    She has a deeper body than my muscovy. I hope she's not a mix but I guess it doesn't matter. I also hope that she is a she. [​IMG]
     
  9. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:nope nope nope. just look at the bill, the squat biuld, the feat, color and just the not muscovyness of it
     
  10. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:might be a mule though. it looks like a male but can't tell for sure with out hearing it
     

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