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Help me ...what breed is Rossi...? nobody seems to know here...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Suzie, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Large(ish) duck...I think maybe female as it tends to make a coo-ing noise.........

    Any suggestions? I am just curious...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It looks like a mule duck - Muscovy/mallard derived crossbred.
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks sourland..that makes some sense now to me...normally muscovy is the preferred breed here for sale...trust me to have a mule!!!

    I have enough donkeys here...and now a mule too.......some have said Rossi was maybe a barbary but I have had my suspicions that it was some melange of breeds!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    She is sure pretty Suzie.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Miss Lydia!

    She has the most amazing face and her eyes are adorable...I just love her whole essence...the grey and buff colouring of her feathers is unusual...she is nearly six years old and is in great health, never a moments trouble in any way ...she eats out of your hand and is very friendly

    Another pic of her with Cyril....

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  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    She def. has Muscovy in her. I agree with sourland .
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Scovy mixes make some beautiful birds and coloring too. She and Cyril are both precious.
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful duck! Does she lay eggs? Some female mules do. But, she can never have ducklings.
     
  9. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Well you have just confirmed my suspicions ...to my knowledge she has never laid an egg...I thought she was a male for ages...also the black and white in the second picture..both females...not that it matters that she has never (?) laid an egg..I adore them for their character and beauty.

    What breed is that gorgeous looking duck in your Avatar ?
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was a hybrid duck at the lake called Cinnamon. I think she might be Pekin and mallard mix. Her mama was a mallard, that I know for sure.

    If your duck has lived six years, that's really good! I've heard mules have very short lives, like only a couple years. Muscovies tend to have long lives, so maybe she's got a few more years ahead of her, still.
     

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