I just dont get it!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by roocrazy, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    If muscovy cross hens lay eggs, why can;t they be fertilized by a drake by another breed, isnt laying eggs cycling?? I just dont get it!!!

    ~Roo
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not positive, but I believe it's a problem at the DNA level, not something at the macro level. I believe when you cross a muscovy with a mallard-derivative, you get a bird with an extra tail of DNA or something (again, I am not completely clear on the details here) and it simply doesn't match up right with the DNA of another bird, and hence is unable to develop. PLEASE someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is my understanding.
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    oh i see. its complicated. but ya, i get it now.
     

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