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Muscovy drake or duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lizzifen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. lizzifen

    lizzifen New Egg

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    Hello!
    Wondering if anyone has any ideas about the sex of my Muscovy. I only have one so can't compare the size to others. He/she is approx 4 months old, to me looks huge- I can't imagine if a drake being larger than it if it's a female. It doesn't hiss, just makes squeaking sounds like a baby duck still. I've never heard it quack. The feathers on top of its head can stand up if it's annoyed and it has an issue with one of my chickens and has been in a fight with it. Doesn't have any issues with the hen who hatched it and gets along with her perfectly with no drama.
    I suspect it's a drake and if I'm right he will have to go as I don't want him around my chickens harassing them. When do drakes usually start acting like drakes and harassing females? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. lizzifen

    lizzifen New Egg

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  3. LovesAGoodYolk

    LovesAGoodYolk Out Of The Brooder

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    get him 2 or 3 girlfriends and he will leave your chickens alone.
     
  4. Julie808

    Julie808 New Egg

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    We have muscovies and have done enough reading to know that ducks all seems to do the pecking order thing. They will pick on whoever is close very shortly after being picked on them self. As to weather you have a male or female, hard to tell. Muscovies are raised for all dark meat and large, rich eggs, but are very social birds. Chickens here dug everything up and our muscovies don't do that or wake us up or or neighbors. But, your choice.
     
  5. lizzifen

    lizzifen New Egg

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    Ok thank you. So you don't think the issue with the chicken is necessarily because it's a he? That is actually the dominant chook of the bunch and the one who would likely have bossed him/her around. Oh I hope it's a female!
    Thanks for your reply.
     

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