Hen or Drake?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sylverfly, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Northeastern Michigan
    I have 4 young Muscovy ducks. I think 1 male 2 female and one unsure.
    one big duck, and 3 smaller ducks, one is the same size as the 2 I think are female but its more aggressive then the big duck, it always raises its head feathers at me and at the bigger duck.

    I wasn't worried but today it was chasing and beating on the big one who was running and not attempting to defend itself. I don't know if he offended "her" over something, or was it male against male fighting starting? there was a 3rd duck watching this unfold and following them but not attacking anyone.

    So I don't know if I have a big male and a small male or just an overly aggressive hen.

    I bought these guys as ducklings and they are my first Muscovy so I'm a novice here.

    Also they were sold as pure Muscovy do they look pure or like mixes? I don't want mule ducks! They are 3-4 months old.







  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    They look like purebred Muscovies to me. However, I'm not sure what sex they are. I agree with you that the larger one is probably a male, but other than that, I don't know.

    Hopefully someone with more Muscovy experience comes along and answers your questions!
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.

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