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 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
    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.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013

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