can a runner or swedish cross with a muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i let all my ducks free range together...its mainly muscovies (26) but i have out there also a runner drake and a crested black swedish drake. these two hang round together 24/7 but im wondering will i need to pen these too up come spring to stop them fertilising the scovies eggs? or is that cross not possible and i can let them roam with the scovy ladies without fear of crosses?
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they can cross breed. Resulting offspring should be sterile. The crosses are raised commercially, so it can't be difficult or rare to get a cross.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I currently have a crested swedish/muscovy mix in a group that a friend gave to me. He/she has a mohawk & a small crest, white adorable but I still wont be keeping her.
     

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