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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sumi, Dec 26, 2015.
Totally. I'll get pictures asap. Unfortunately I'm out of town until the 3rd.
How messy are they?
I have a question about incubating Muscovy eggs - I have eggs in my incubator and are due the second week in January - my girls are laying like crazy so I took 36 out of one box today - can I add them in with these eggs already started or should I just wait until they are hatched and start a new batch separate - and how long are the eggs ok to leave out or should I refrigerate until ready to put in incubator
Not much difference than other domestics.. They will eat and carry their food in their mouths to the water so usually when I dump the water bucket at end of day to refill it has lots of food in it. They like to dabble if there is a mud hole, and if the pool is full they will get in and bathe.
I got my muscovy for meat, I have four ladies and two males. They are lovely friendly ducks. I find them less messy than my rouen and blue Swedish (as far as splashing water goes) they love to swim but spend around a quarter of the time in the pond. I don't clip their wings, not yet anyway, it's such a pleasure to watch them fly. I love their vocalizations. My others ducks where hand raised but these muscovy (not hand raised, purchased 2 at ages 3 year old and the other four at 6 weeks) are far friendlier, the four younger ones are the fliers they land on my deck and given the chance will come in the house. I expect it will be hard to butcher them (butchering is never easy) because they are so sweet. The males grow so fast! It's crazy. I found them way easier to sex than my other breeds because of this.
One of my pretty girls -blue fawn
They are all so beautiful. I especially like the chocolates.
What is the purpose of their red skin faces? Are there differences in the male's face vs. females? (did I miss all of this in the description?)