Hubby's B-day gift! *Added Pic!*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by watchdogps, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't really after ducks, but hubby really likes them, and since he allows me so many critters, I guess I can let him have some too. So, I answered an ad on CL for some freebie ducklings. They are muscovy/runner crosses. Does this make them mules? How does that work? Does anyone else have this cross and if so, can you share some pics? I will try to get some pics up soon, right now I have to go try to set their pen up where he won't see it for two days, his b-day isn't till Weds!
     
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yay for ducklings!!! [​IMG] yes, anything crossed with a 'scovie will give you sterile offspring, but I bet they'll be CU-UTE!!!!!
     
  3. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    That's interesting. I didn't know that....
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see the pictures. Yes, they will be sterile. Females may be able to lay eggs, though. But, you don't have to worry about getting overrun with ducks and ducklings.
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they actually look a lot like your avater right now, desertdarlene! The muscovy hens were black and white pied, and the runners were white. These are dark, but there is patterning on them, they arent a solid black.
    Does anyone know if the muscovy caruncling is dominant? I'd really be perfectly happy if they didnt get it...
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:I thought I'd let you know mules only live for about a year before they die.....
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That duckling in my avatar is a cayuga-mallard duckling that hatched this year. He's was at an awkward phase at that time, about two to three weeks old. He grew up beautifully!

    I don't think the mules get all that much carnuncling.

    I hope they live longer than a year. [​IMG]. I don't know anyone who's had any (except here on BYC) so I can't tell you if they do.
     
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  8. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What??? Why???

    Oh crap, I got hubby the equivalent of cut flowers for his ducks...
     
  9. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I have heard of them living longer. I heard one that was 5 years old and still going!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have never heard that before. [​IMG]
     

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