Can anyone tell me the sex of my muscovy??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hisangel0731, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. hisangel0731

    hisangel0731 New Egg

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    The place I got her from said she was a female and had been laying but we have had her for about 6 months and she hasn't laid at all. Recently she has started mounting our male khaki campbell every time they get in the pond to swim and being really aggressive with him. Now I am not so sure that she is a female and maybe we need to get am actual female for sweetpea.
     
  2. DirtRoadChicks

    DirtRoadChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    She definitely looks like a female. I will tell you my Muscovy only lay spring through summer maybe 4-5 months out of the year. As with chickens movement etc might prevent her from laying while adjusting. Is she cooped up so you know if she's laying? they are masters at hiding eggs as they like to go broody!
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Pretty female scovy @hisangel0731 Just like DirtRoadChicks said they are seasonal layers mine have just started for the year and will finish up in late sept. So hopefully she is trying to get your Khaki interested they do go about it in weird ways.

    Welcome to BYC
     
  4. hisangel0731

    hisangel0731 New Egg

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    Thank you for your response. I know she is bigger then him but it was scary. It looked like she was going to drown him. And she really looked like she was mounting hom like a male so I was very confused. She looks very much like a girl to me cause I only know her as one if you know what I mean. She is my first muscovy and other then the pond incidents she is very sweet.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Even my girls mount each other it very normal behavior, how old is you KC drake if he is young she maybe just trying to ignite a spark under him or rather on top of him. lol

    And you ain't seen nothing yet when mating really gets under way you'll swear your drake is going to drown your female but it's amazing how well those girls do.

    Now 2 drakes can easily drown a female if both are trying to mate her at the same time. But I have had Muscovy's since 2004 and Runners since last year and have never had a drake drown a female. Thank goodness. [​IMG]
     
  6. hisangel0731

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    My khaki is juat inder a year. Poor little guy. He tries to run and get out from under her or get out of the pool amd she grabs him by his wings amd pulls him back in. I was calling her name trying to atop her amd at first she stopped and tilted her head tonthe side all innocemt like what did I do. But then went right aftwr him again. I really thought it was a dominant thing. Glad I didn't run out and get another female. Now I'm wondering if she needs a male muscovy.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well they really don't speak the same language. so maybe a language barrier there. She probably is being dominant over him too. I usually only see that in drakes before they become sexually active though with my scovy females being dominant over them. Lil stinker is being pushy, if you do decide to get a Muscovy drake I would get your KC a few girls of his own. My Muscovy pays no attention at all to my Runner and Buff females he only has eyes for his Muscovy girls he has 4. Always best to have at least 2 and up females per each drake the more the better.
     
  8. hisangel0731

    hisangel0731 New Egg

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    I think I will do that before my little guy gets hurt. [​IMG]Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.
     
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