Duck Breed Focus - Muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sumi, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally. I'll get pictures asap. Unfortunately I'm out of town until the 3rd.
     
  3. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How messy are they?
     
  4. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    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.
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Just gorgeous!
     
  9. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my pretty girls -blue fawn
     
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  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    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?)
     

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