Duck Breed Focus - Muscovy

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

  1. BckCntryBurrows

    BckCntryBurrows Out Of The Brooder

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    Live near London, Ontario. I enjoy the Muscovies. Very low maintenance, great foragers, mine are frequently broody. Super tame birds, very quiet, never had an issue. They're messy, like most ducks, but I find they need less water than others.
    Never clip their wings either. They fly fairly well but are entirely free range & always stick around the barn. They know that's home.
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    My two piebald white & black/lavender females & black magpie drake
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    My one of my blue/black ducks with neck bronzing (just got off a nest, so she looks a little rough)
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I had to swing by to oooh and ahhhh over these beautiful waterfowl! Though my place is better for smaller breeds, since joining BYC I have come to consider Muscovies excellent domestic ducks. Just excellent. Congratulations to all of you!

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Very pretty,
    and Welcome to BYC @JudysMuscovy
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They are gorgeous @BckCntryBurrows
     
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  5. Scobies1

    Scobies1 New Egg

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    Hi. I live in the upper peninsula of Mi and I am looking for a muscovy breeder. Anyone know of any? Thanks in advance!
     
  6. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you, I am trying to breed color, eventually I want to be able to sell them
     
  7. Scovy Momma

    Scovy Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Love 'em!
     
  8. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    If you are not certain of when they were laid, I would not put them in with those incubating already. Unless, you have the time and experience to deal with a staggered hatch. Muscovy eggs take 35 days to hatch. So, if you picked one up that was laid yesterday or today, it would not be ready to hatch until the end of Jan.

    Eggs can be held for a week before incubation without a problem. Up to 10 days is my max. The ideal holding temperature is about 60 degrees. A refrigerator is too cold. Development of the embryo only starts when the egg is rewarmed to the correct temperature.

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  9. ChickieAnnD

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    Are there any breeders in Southern Wisconsin? I would love to have some of these guys for control of the pests around us like the ticks that they are reputed to love.
     
  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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