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Mixing duck breeds...?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KsTornado11, May 17, 2008.

  1. KsTornado11

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    Is it true that if you mix duck breeds,their offspring will be infertile?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

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    Any mallard derived duck (all domestics except muscovy) can be mixed and it will not affect fertility.
    If you cross a muscovy with a mallard derived duck, if female it will lay eggs, but they will never hatch. Males will be sterile.
     
  3. KsTornado11

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    OK,that's what I thought. But I read someone on another board saying that mixing duck breeds would result in mules,didn't think that sounded right. Thanks!
     

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