Identification of cross breed Muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CarolynEarley, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. CarolynEarley

    CarolynEarley Out Of The Brooder

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    This year we had a muscovy drake and a mallard drake and lots of ducklings from our muscovy ducks. It has been easy to identify some of the youngsters that are cross breed, but there are some I am not sure about. We have some white ones, are these defiintely true muscovy ducks? They have none of the patterning from the mallard. This coming year we will only have the muscovy male but we wanted to keep a few more young females and one more male, but only if they will be fertile. I thought that if the white ones were defintely true muscovy then I would keep those.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @CarolynEarley Welcome to BYC

    I had pure white Muscovy's in the past [they have all died of old age now] but your pure white have beautiful blue eyes. Can you post some pics that would help us tell you for sure if they are Muscovy.
     
  3. CarolynEarley

    CarolynEarley Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That looks like a full Muscovy female duck. Beautiful @CarolynEarley
     
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  5. CarolynEarley

    CarolynEarley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. What about the one in the first photo. A male I think and a bit younger. Is he a true muscovy?
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hard to say looks very similar to the last one. does it's legs sit close under it's body or are they farther apart? females almost look like they are going to walk on their own feet their legs sit closer under them than drakes. @CarolynEarley
     
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  7. Starr78

    Starr78 Just Hatched

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    Hello, dark bird was sold to me as a muscovy I got when he was Lil duckling, what breed is he please help Thanks help[​IMG]
     

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