just a little curious...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by roocrazy, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there ANY breed species of duck the muscovy can cross with and NOT produce mules?? i have always seen a resemblance in muscovy and wood ducks, they both perch??
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I heard there is one, but forgot the name. I think its the cob duck? Maybe. But maybe there isnt....
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think the Muscovy has any close living relatives that the could breed with that wouldn't come out as mules. I read, somewhere that the closest duck relative to Muscovies is the wood duck. But, I think someone else said that, genetically, Muscovies are more closely related to geese than other living species of ducks.
     
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  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then why cant scovys and geese breed?
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read one site which said they can and will produce mules, but I've never seen anything resembling a cross between a duck and a goose before. Wouldn't it be cool if someone tried to do that? I know there's at least one person who has a goose-Muscovy pair.

    ETA: I know of instances where ducks and geese have mated and had no offspring. So, no, I don't really think it would ever happen. I don't know why.

    I think the comb duck and white-winged duck were bred with captive Asian Muscovies. They said the resulting offspring was mostly sterile, except for about 1 in 30 males and these fertile males helped create more domestic Muscovies. But, then again, I heard that Muscovies were tamed in Mexico before the Europeans arrived, so I don't know how credible this information is.
     
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  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:great, now I wanna go out and get a muscovie and a goose and see [​IMG]
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a Muscovy and a Egyptian goose would be a good bet since Egyptian geese aren't technically geese, either.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:then what are they?! [​IMG]
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're related to shelducks.
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Notsure what that is either. Lol!
     

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