Could these ducks cross breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adpad5, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female Pekin and a male magpie duck, I have seen him attempting to breed with her but can't reach and falls off I would like to breed them in the spring and I was wondering if there was any hope of it working
     
  2. Virus

    Virus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he can't reach then I'm guessing what your saying is that she's larger than him. So if you want to breed them you may need to help him somehow. maybe hold him on if he lets you. She may not be letting and pushing him off. What is she doing while he does his thing?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Do they have a pool it maybe easier for him to breed her in water.
     
  4. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He probably will breed her, albeit very clumsily. I had a mallard male successfully breed a large Peking female. We even hatched some of their eggs.
     
  5. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow they do have a pool and she didn't resist but he fell off
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well hopefully he'll keep working at it till he finally mates with her. The females are much more receptive in water.
     
  7. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm afraid no breeding for now, due to my drake attack hen problem we are getting rid of the 2 drakes that I rased[​IMG]. And I will aventually replace them with a drake Pekin duck though
     
  8. Starr78

    Starr78 Just Hatched

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    Hi can a Blue Swede female cross with a Muscovy?
     
  9. pomnovice

    pomnovice Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't see why not!
     
  10. Starr78

    Starr78 Just Hatched

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    Thanks been trying to find a Muscovy girl for him, got him as a ducking he was sold to me as roune, but he is bigger and can't fly not really sure about his breed now. I also have set of Saxony but I keep them separate. Have you had good luck with cross breeds? What kind do you have?
     

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