Do these look pure Muscovy to you (with pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by momma's chickens, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
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    I have an opportunity to trade two of my runner ducks for these two tomorrow but am not sure if they are pure Muscovy. She said her ducks all free range but the other ducks stay down at the pond and the two Muscovy ducks she has hang up by the house. What do you think? Any guesses on gender?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    They look like Muscovys... I cant tell male or female though...
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    momma's chickens :

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk129/chicken2004/muscovy.jpg

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk129/chicken2004/muscovy2.jpg

    I have an opportunity to trade two of my runner ducks for these two tomorrow but am not sure if they are pure Muscovy. She said her ducks all free range but the other ducks stay down at the pond and the two Muscovy ducks she has hang up by the house. What do you think? Any guesses on gender?

    How old are they? Are they about the same size? Do you have any pics showing their legs?

    They are both VERY pretty 'Scovies [​IMG]
     
  4. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    They are seven weeks old and she told me that one is bigger than the other. Thanks!
     
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  5. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Anybody else have an opinion on them?[​IMG]
     
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    They look like Purebred Muscovies to me [​IMG]
    The Blue one looks like it could be a hen, it also looks smaller than the black one so you may have a pair right there! They'll make some gorgeous babies later on.

    I noticed(with mine anyway) that the boys take longer the "shed" the baby fluff on their heads than the females do.
     
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  7. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to vote pure muscovy - light girl and dark male. They are going to be a real nice addition to your flock.
     
  8. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Thanks! Can I keep just a pair of Muscovies or do I need to start looking for some more hens ASAP?
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pure Muscovies to me, especially if you mean pure in terms of not being mules. I can't tell you if they're purebred show ducks or anything.
     
  10. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See how they do as a pair. They might not need any more. If you do decide to add some make sure they are girls. boys can get rough with each other.
     

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