MULE HEN DUCK?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dadsgirl, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told my muscovy female is a mule , not sure what this means, new to ducks, but want a duck that can produce fertile eggs to hatch, can she do this/?
    if so what kind of male do in need?

    and if not , what is the best ducks to try to raise to hatch eggs off of?

    thanks, angie
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Muscovies when cross bred are not fertile. She will lay you eggs but those eggs aren't hatchable.

    You need pure muscovy duck and drake pairing to raise more muscovies.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree with Miss Prissy. If she is a mule ,she is not a purebred Muscovy duck. Muscovies are the best broodies not the best egglayers. You could get other ducks and use her as a surrogate momma. Either get some more scovies or if you want loads of eggs to hatch get some runners or khaki camphells.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I agree...she would make a great broody for a khaki, runner, or even a buff.
     
  5. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the great anwsers, if i do want to raise muscovies , is there any way i can tell a pure breed, on male and female, small community around here , so you never know what they tell you is going to be true or not, ( sad to say) i like all my chickens and ducks to be pure bred.

    thanks, angie
     
  6. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, yeah mules and or hinnies are infertile, BUT are the best BROODIES ever!!!!
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:With muscovies there is no way around , they have to be purebred to be fertile.
    [​IMG] those are purebred females
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    grown scovies of both sexes
    [​IMG] teen males
     

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