COMPLETELY CONFUSED!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cackleberries, May 6, 2009.

  1. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Im so confused I have 1 Muscovey hen I saved from my neighbors dinner plate a Pekin hen and a heinz 57 drake (pekin and something black)

    Heres why im confused (I was told that Muscoveys are not genetically compatible with any breed other then there own for reproduction.) [​IMG] early last month i noticed a growing clutch of eggs in the pen the Muscovey hen was very protective of never thought twice about the eggs ever hatching when she started to sit the eggs since i dont have a muscovey drake. However to my surprise i have 7 yellow and dark brown ducklings in my pen. SOOO can Muscoveys be cross breed or not ??? Or was the muscovey stealing eggs from the Pekin Hen?? Is that even possible? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am not sure i never heard of them not cross-breeding but she could of stealen them for another duck.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies can be crossbred, but the offspring are always sterile.
     
  4. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they ABSOLUTLEY can crossbeed! i had a scovie hen that cross bred with a runner drake. she hatched out 4 out of 6 eggs. It CAN happen!
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovies can be crossbred, but the offspring cant breed.
     
  6. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad to know the egg fairy didn't leave them!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The offspring will be mules, which means they cannot reproduce
     

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