Mule duck - not muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pbjmaker, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    It has been brought into question whether or not this particular duck is a mule duck or pure muscovy - what are your opinions? He is around 12 weeks old and is HUGE!


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  2. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if it is a true scovie or a mule. But I do know that he is beautiful! I love his coloring!
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You are absolutely certain that isn't a female?
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I'm not absolutely certain about anything but out of a group of 6 that were the same age he is the biggest, has big feet and is bigger than my definately full grown hen.
     
  5. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know if it's a mule but thats a good looking bird [​IMG]
     
  6. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Pretty bird! The bill doesn't look Muscovy to me but the rest does. Might be a cross, in which case, you've got a mule.

    Here's a pic of one of my Muscovy girls' bill -see the pronounced "scoop" with point at the end?:
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  7. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep you got a mule [​IMG]
    ps good lookin bird [​IMG]
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mules seem to have the prettiest patterns. Too bad they can't breed. [​IMG] Maybe you can clone him, though. [​IMG]
     

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