Mule Duck - Muscovy/Swedish

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chseeads, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
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    This is a muscovy mule that I hatched this season. I'm not 100% sure it's the only mule I hatched, I had a couple others at times during the season that I wondered about but wasn't sure that got sold off while they were still small. This one was definitely more unique from hatch though.

    I thought that it came from a Swedish egg, if that's the case, it's mom was a Swedish, and the dad was the muscovy. (Had it been the other way around and been a muscovy egg, the dad would've been a Swedish mix [mix with Welsh Harlequin or something I think maybe] - Can it work both ways? - Male or female muscovy can breed with a regular duck and produce a mule?) It hatched around the regular 28 day incubation length.

    I can't remember now what color its body was when it hatched, but if I am not mistaken, it had a dark grey beak, and kind of orange feet, I think, and the claws definitely looked more muscovy like, sharper than a regular duck's.

    The pics are not the greatest it (don't know if it's a male or female lol) didn't want to pose for me, and the light wasn't very good, and it was just the camera phone I used...

    It's a neat looking duck. Kind of a burgundy colored breast, charcoal head, bluish wings and tail.

    Just thought I'd share with the rest of the duck lovers.

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    pretty! looks like it has snow shoes on...[​IMG]
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    lol, it needs em. And so do I...I fell down twice today while tending the birds. LOL

    It's sposed to warm up the next few days, I'm ready. We've had a very white December.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Nice looking duck! Thanks for the pics!
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It looks like Muscovy feet....[​IMG]
     
  6. Zephyr Farms

    Zephyr Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting, I have never heard of a Muscovy mule! Very pretty duck though![​IMG]
     

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