Muscovy Cross Breed??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mountainbeauty, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Mountainbeauty

    Mountainbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my big male Muscovy King decided that my goose would be a good mate for him closer in size for him [he is like 12 lbs.] Does anyone know if a Muscovy duck and goose can cross breed. I know turkeys and chickens can so I would think that Muscovys and geese can. They are more alike than chickens and turkeys. My goose GG had not laid any eggs for me in like three months right after she got mated she started again. I cracked one to inspect it and found it fertilized. At least I think so. previously when I had used her eggs before the male Muscovy there was no white membrane. Now there is so is it a possible cross has it been done before?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Geese and ducks can't cross breed.

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    sourland and chickens really like this.
  3. Mountainbeauty

    Mountainbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is your goose an Egyptian goose ?
     
  5. Mountainbeauty

    Mountainbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is white with a very small amount of grey on her hind quarters each side. i think she is cross with something i have been lookin at pictures to try and figure it out.
     
  6. Mountainbeauty

    Mountainbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the eggs are fertilized tho
     
  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens and turkeys can NOT cross breed
    Ducks and geese can NOT cross breed

    Different species, therefore not possible. They can and may try to mate (go through the breeding process), and fertilization may happen, but an embryo will not grow due to the species differences
     

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