Drake pekin mating with muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BroichFarm, May 30, 2016.

  1. BroichFarm

    BroichFarm New Egg

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    I have a drake Pekin and i thought he would need more females to mate besides the one we had. So i got a rescue Muscovy who is 2yrs old. we just got her not even a week ago. My two Pekins are great with her, she joined well with them. Will it be ok for my drake Pekin to not only mate with my female Pekin but also ruby our Muscovy? A friend who doesn't have chickens or ducks came by today and was saying i couldn't do that and blah blah blah. i was like what? i know i can. they are both ducks. Im now second guessing myself because i haven't read much on here or cant seem to find the right threads to read. Any advice would be great. We are new to this but i want the best for my ducks. Thanks everyone, happy memorial day!!
     
  2. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the pekin x moscovy ducks make wonderful meat birds. The offspring will be infurtile like mules in the equine world. The duck offspring are called mules too. There is not anything wrong with what you are doing.
     
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  3. zeena99

    zeena99 New Egg

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    Is this all ducks or just those two specific breeds?
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That's just Muscovy crossed with any kind of mallard derived duck... Muscovies actually almost were classified as a duck due to their differences...

    They can mate all they want... the only thing to keep in mind is if you hatch their offspring that those can't reproduce... so if you sell them, just be clear they are 'Scovy crosses and infertile... :)
     
  5. Shade454

    Shade454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you mean they almost weren't classified as a duck. :)
     

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