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Muscovy crosses I hatched this year

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pigeonrh, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Pigeonrh

    Pigeonrh In the Brooder

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    Hey all,
    Hatched these big guys this year. Well I should say the mother hatched them. She is a white that I got from the meat man up the road. Let her raise her own every year. She's the only muscovy I have so Im thinking a appleyard drake got her this year. Really nice looking ducks! They are moulting out now but they were a pure navy blue color when they were younger.
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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:Their beautiful! Are you going to eat em?
     
  3. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Gorgeous. I love the white necklaces. [​IMG]
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    Mules are often the most lovely ducks! Well in my eyes at least. I love the combnation and never knowing what they are going to turn out like till they feather. Very nice ducks you have there!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    They are beautiful!
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Aren't they lovely! fantastic markings.
     
  7. Pigeonrh

    Pigeonrh In the Brooder

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    Not gonna eat them unless the drakes get to mean with the others. lol Its amazing the variety of colors and body types I get out of the crosses. I guess it all depends on the drake that breeds her. I have rouens, runners, appleyards and crosses of each out there. Ill look for the pics of the few she hatched last year and post them in a few minutes. They dont look anything like this years babies! ALWAYS a surprise!
     

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They are very handsome young men [drakes] [​IMG]
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

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    I totally agree with the beautiful part, but I have 2 ask. Why would anyone want mule ducks?? Aren't they sterile?
     
  10. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chirping

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    yes they are sterile, mostly just for looks or for meat.
     

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