Thank you great thread! We got our first 4 Muscovy in 2012. My youngest DD picked them from a private breeder. We keep several, and they are multi purpose for us. I added several more in 2014. Drakes are huge and awesome table birds. They are all raised like pets here, no matter what purpose. I have nothing negative to report! Super smart, social, comical. Adore this duck breed! If I had to choose I would only keep scovys. Miss Physco. Only Muscovy thats ever bit me! She is my nest hider, and stashes eggs in very inconvenient locations. This is my oldest hen, Huey and also my top hen. Mother goose brooded and raised these babies.