French white muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by razvanM, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. razvanM

    razvanM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys and gals ! I heard about some really big,industrial french white muscovies,and I really like them cuz they dont have that red stuff on their face,is this true ? I nedd as much info about them as I can get.I am esspecialy interested in :
    -pics
    -how heavy they are
    -do they have red stuff on their face,or not
    -info abut their meat
    -info about their broodines,fertility
    Thank you,for the coming replys,info,pics.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    http://www.jmhatchery.com/white-muscovy-ducks-p4-html/prod_4.html
    I think even the French White have the carnicles on their faces, I have Muscovy and I like the carnicles actually.
     
  3. razvanM

    razvanM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now,that is the kind of duck I am looking for,with a very little amount of caruncles and a lot of meat on it.But my question is are there caruncleless muscovies to look like those,and still be fully grown males for example.
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_SxpXMW1YM-
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    http://www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/images/muscovies/mozducks3.jpg
    http://www.applecheekfarm.com/images/ducks_banner.jpg
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    http://img.over-blog.com/600x450/2/75/26/00/Canards-de-Barbarie/1.jpg
    http://www.auvergne-agricole.com/reussir/photos/photosArchives/9462.jpg
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z6nqLh6xKnc/TLYUDNZsRvI/AAAAAAAACE4/hYHW5QcGY84/DSCN5016.JPG
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a duck who has very little but the males usually always hold the most of the facial flesh, it's part of the breed. Now juveniles can take awhile for it to show up though and in general amounts do vary by bird.


    This is my Lilly, she is an adult.. that is her first brood behind her(although NOT actually related to her lol)
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  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    All of our French whites have caruncles. Some more than others
     
  6. razvanM

    razvanM Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Most of those pictures are juvenile birds. Some of our lck have less than others, some are loaded. It's like fingerprints in that they are unique to each bird.
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 with Celtic. They all have caruncles. The caruncles do grow on you though [​IMG] It grows gradually so I don't really even notice it.

    JM hatchery is one of the few hatcheries that you can buy them from. They don't ship as well as other ducklings.
    I think their meat is like beef or veal. Its less fatty than other duck. Especially the breast. In fact, I cook mine like I would a thick steak, salt and pepper, sear and finish in the oven. [​IMG]

    I don't have the french whites (unfortunately) but the drakes get big. I think 12 lbs at 12 weeks. Female muscovy are nowhere near as large.

    I have only hatched out one clutch of scovies and of 14 eggs, 11 hatched. Muscovy are typically very good broodies and mothers, though there are exceptions. They are seasonal layers so you could probably get at least 2-3 clutches a year if left with mom.

    If you haven't owned ducks before, research the care and feeding of ducklings before getting any.

    Here is a link that has many of the colors. Go about 1/3 of the way down and you will see a show muscovy with a head full of caruncles (too much)
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry//Ducks/Musc/BRKScobies.html
     
  9. razvanM

    razvanM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am an experienced breeder of geese,I think the diet,care my goslings get will fitt the muscovy duckling quite well.I feed my gosling a high protein grower starter till they are young and after that I let them graze freely and I give them corn mixed with wheat 3 times a day.And about care I just have a shelter where they are protected by predators at nigh,and in rest they are free to go where their mother takes them.This free range organic raising method works quite well for geese and ducks are similar to them so they should fitt this raising strategy perfectly.
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know that you are experienced with waterfowl.

    I think the biggest difference, in my experience, is that geese will graze much more than ducks. My muscovy do nibble at grasses and greens but are more omnivorous than the geese. Give them a juicy bug any day over greens. Also, muscovy like to roost, unlike other ducks.
     

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