Male or Female Muscovy Duck?

telisha247

In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 21, 2010
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Queensland, Australia
I got told that she is a female but she is about the size of my drake ,my other female is so much smaller.
Is there such thing as King Muscovy Ducks?
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Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
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The Beautiful Pacific NW ,WA
I say Drake also, The amount of caruncling, body size, size of feet & the thickness and shortness of the legs all say DRAKE. It is strange that his tail looks pointed but it could be the angle of the picture?
 

rollyard

Songster
9 Years
Jan 31, 2010
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One of the best ways to sex young muscovy who are of similar age (& strain) post six or so weeks is to compare feet. The drakelets become increasingly larger along with the birds general size & features. Caruncle development & facial clearing are usually quite advanced in drakelets when compared with the young ducks. Your bird has all of the atributes of a young drake to me. We do have Muscovies here that some call Mammoth & these "show type" birds are often considerably larger than those commonly found on farms & as pets & sometimes refered to as "farm ducks". This is one reason why it can be easier for those not too familar with Muscovy to confuse a larger duck with a "farm yard" type drake. But "drake-ish" traits are generally consistant across the board, give or take some variation between strains eg degree of caruncling, size etc. There is only one breed.

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