are these mule ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ive just picked up these ducks and am unsure what they are...i see a white muscovy couple..but what are the others? mules/crosses? they are incredibly dirty and in good need of a bath!



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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pekin scovy crosses.
     
  3. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one to the far left and the far right look pure muscovy.
    i would say the others are crossed.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3. So if they're crossed with Muscovy will they be infertile?
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes they will be infertile but the hens may still lay eggs.
     
  7. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    ...if the mother was a Muscovy and the father was a Mallard-derived breed. If it happened the other way around, the female hybrids won't lay eggs.

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    ETA -- if there is a big size difference between the hybrid males and the hybrid females, then they're from a female Muscovy. If the hybrids are all about the same size, they're from a male Muscovy.

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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  8. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is really interesting! I have just penned a bronze Muscovy drake with a dusky pied runner x and an ancona pattern runner x, he has mated them both successfully! But I kinda do like the idea of smaller hybrid females that lay eggs, but Not one of my mallard derived drakes would look twice at a scovy girl.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looking forward to seeing pic of ducklings. [​IMG]
     

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