Bantam Muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CluckyJay, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone working on this? I was thinking about it over the winter.
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Dont think its possible but could be wrong. Breed a muscovy to anything you get a mule that cant produce.
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about breeding the smallest ones I could find and then keep breeding to the smallest. Surely over time, I would end up with mostly small ones?
     
  4. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would take years and years, but sure. Isn't that how they got chihuahuas out of wolves? ;D
     
  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, something like that. Hopefully mine would have a better temperament, LOL.
     
  6. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have read that someone is working on them in australia but thats all i know. i have an egg being sat on about the size of a large grape here, tiny, if by some fluke it hatches the duckling would most definatley be super bantam.
     
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they have extra-large Muscovies. Why not breed them to be a lot smaller?
     
  8. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be amazed if that egg hatched! You really need to keep up updated! :O

    I might try the Muscovy breeding this year. Can always eat the culls, LOL.
     
  9. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's nothing wrong with eating the culls! my freezer is looking good at the moment[​IMG] i'd be amazed if the super mini egg hatched too, it'd take a whole lot of skill on mums behalf and since she has stuffed up her last two clutches of eggs ,and would have been sold if she didnt lay again so quick, i doubt it very much.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm curious, why would you want a smaller version? One of the reasons i chose the breed was for it's larger size, smaller breeds wouldn't be as suitable for here. Trying to understand the reasoning, as there are many smaller breeds out there, so what would be the benefits to sizing down a relatively larger breed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012

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