Finally Got Some Muscovies!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CluckyJay, May 26, 2012.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    They're young but the hen laid an egg in the cage on the way here, LOL. I haven't actually vent sexed them yet. I know at least one is a hen though LOL.

  2. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Songster

    Sep 5, 2011
    not sure but they both look like hens and beautiful ones too
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Im hoping not, lol. Guess I'll know soon when I end up with two eggs, lol. This is kind of crazy. They are so hard to find around here lately and if these are both hens, omg, LOL. Where on earth would I find a drake. [​IMG] Maybe in another ten years one will come around, LOL. Still though, better two hens than two drakes. :-D

    Black pied and chocolate pied? I am not color/pattern expert.

    Thanks. :-D
  4. hereorthere

    hereorthere Songster

    Sep 18, 2011
    Pacific NW
    How cute! Can't help you w/ the coloring but they are beautiful brids! They'll be eating up all your slugs & mosquitos! Lucky you!
  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Thanks! I missed having them for so long, lol.

    Does anyone know what a muscovy x runner duck would look like? I wonder how they would flesh out. hmmm
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    They look like hens/ducks to me at that size, what do the voices tell you? The drakes will be nothing but a bucket of hiss lol If you were near me i'd say i have drakes! That is all i ever seem to get [​IMG] Finding girls is like a needle in a hay stack.. sorry i suck at 'scovie colours however the one looks like a chocolate.. it's a real milky brown that indicates that. Enjoy!
  7. Sharoane

    Sharoane In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    I actually got my muscovies from Craigslist. Someone was giving away a male and we've wanted one ever since my partner saw one crossing the road nearby (looked it up, realized it was a pet, and we went back to see if we could find it but it was long gone). His name is Pongo, he's black and white and he's HUGE, almost as big as our geese, just not as tall. We inherited the two females that his previous owners had. They are chocolate, from a totally different line and safe to breed with him. He hisses all the time, sometimes like he's panting and sometimes like he's a kettle. The girls make little trilling noises and Lucky, who is broody and has a clutch of eggs, cheeps and squeaks a lot.

    Point of this post, if they are both hens, keep your eyes out for a male. They are a blast and by far my favorite ducks. I love all my ducks, but these guys just have so much personality!
  8. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i have a extra male i would sell ya. i am 30 mins from mcminnville. in coffee county. 10.00 is what i am asking for him. i have to many males. let me know.
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I don't know where Crossville is but I'm in Western NC and will be having more Muscovy ducklings hatching plus I am pretty sure I have a 6 week old drake now.. [​IMG]
    Just saw bigdawgs post so looks like you may have a drake before you know it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  10. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Oh my I wish i could do that. My buddy will only travel 25 miles from our house. I can't drive a car because I was too stupid to try and learn how after a minor accident as a kid, LOL. I googled it and thats two hours from my driveway. It was very sweet of you though, thanks! [​IMG]

    NC is totally out of the question. Man, I wish you guys lived here!! LOL

    Were all thinking hens. Thats okay, maybe the runner will breed them and I can get fast growing meat birds outta the hatch until i can get a proper daddy.

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