How big do Muscovies get?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have muscovies & i know this is going to sound dumb BUT...

    How big do muscovies usually get when they're full grown?
    (Big as in length from head to tail)

    I heard somewhere that they can reach up to 6ft in length..is this just a myth??


    In all the years we've had them i have never had one that big!
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  2. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe the 6ft is referring to wing span?
     
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
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    I would say they are referring to wingspan. I bet my big drake Virgil has a wing span close to 6 feet.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Bill to tail tip....I'd say 2+ feet?
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Mine is no bigger than my other ducks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ive seen drakes 2 1/2 to three feet long. My 5 m/o female is still putting on weight and growing. My 1 1/2 month old drakes are as big as if not slightly larger than she is.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    My then 4-5 year old with an almost fully grown boy! they're a little bigger now (both duck and child! [​IMG] )
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    This person said that her drake is 4 feet LONG... I've just never heard OR seen one that big!!
     

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