I'm in love with Scovies butttt

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chloelouise, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Chloelouise

    Chloelouise New Egg

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    I live in a really urban area. I have got my dad to agree to buy some female ducks because the second of our current pairs curly drake feathers appeared yesterday but we want eggs and babies! I want a scovie hen so bad, I think they are the most gorgeous little things. But I live in the city and muscovies fly and I CANT have my little lady flying into the neighbors territory. Could I get her wings altered so she would be flightless? if so would you recommend it? Is it pricey and where would I take her to have it done?

    Or am I out of luck [​IMG]
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    You can clip their wings, but in case you didnt know scovies crossed with anything but a scovie will end up with sterile babies.

    Edited to add that you can do the clipping your self , its easy and not pricey.
     
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  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
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    I just clip my scovies wings. You just have to make sure you do it again everytime they molt. You can also pinion (i think thats it anyways) the wings but I dont really know anything about that.
     
  4. Chloelouise

    Chloelouise New Egg

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    I know their babies would be sterile, but I wouldn't be hatching for any other reason than a hobby. I intend to get a hen of a mallard derived breed too.


    I'm glad I can clip them myself, I might be a little nervous about it though. Anyone have info about pinioning, or whatever it is called?
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I read this as you love the butt of scovies...
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I did too rainplace. I was like hmm... I like scovie butts too [​IMG]
     
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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  8. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My scovies really don't seem interested in flying around. They will fly if something [read dog] chases them, but just waddle around mostly following the geese, nibbling the grass.......
     
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    Well she's right, their little butts just get to doing that scovie wiggle and ya just gotta love em. (Even if that's not what she meant!) [​IMG]
     
  10. Chloelouise

    Chloelouise New Egg

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    Hahahahahaha I didn't even think of that when I posted it.... I definitely had a DUR moment [​IMG]
     

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