moscovey ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherednest, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. We have just slaughtered our 2 drakes, they were nipping people. We have one female and her 3 offspring. The offspring are 2 females and 1 drake. Is it acceptable for that drake to breed with the mother and sisters? The mother is also currently on a nest so there will probably be additional little ducklings soon.
    Appreciate any thoughts
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I would suggest getting a non-related drake if you can but you can breed ducks for a few generations before you have issues
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The first generation or two should be fine. Many people breed son to mother. However, down the line I would introduce some new blood in to prevent some genetic issues.
     
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