Muscovy Duck Temperament

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SweetWaterRanch, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. SweetWaterRanch

    SweetWaterRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    We are getting ready to get a female Muscovy and wanted to see what people thought of them. Any thoughts?????? Thanks! =]
     
  2. DuckMamaorBust

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  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Females are okay. Certain lines can be horrid. Especially with very aggressive, killer males!
     
  4. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscoveys are quiet, good egg layers, and great mothers. Their temperments are excellent from my experiences also..Here are a few of mine...
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  5. SweetWaterRanch

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    Thanks! We would be getting a female.... We have a male Cayuga which was raised with a IB peahen and they were best buds, that was until a male IB peacock showed up on our property and stole her away from him. So now the poor guy is sooooo lonely. We heard that any type of female duck would be fine, and have just been offered the female Muscovy. Just wanted to make sure that this would be a good match, and that they are friendly.
    Thanks again,
    Marija =]
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    momof247371 - that male is so very handsome.



    I love scovies - do not currently have any, have had in the past and will be adding them this spring. The scovies I had were always gentle giants and soft story tellers.

    My current ducks are call duck/call duck crosses -- very noisy, opinionated and sometimes obnoxious. (still lovable)
     
  7. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a precious 7 month old female Muscovy. She is quiet...what a blessing...and just as sweet and gentle as can be. Even though they supposedly don't need a pond, my girl loves the water!!!
     
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  8. SweetWaterRanch

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    Thanks sooooooo much.... This is really helping.. We don't want a noisy bird, so it sounds like she is going to be perfect. =]
     
  9. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my muscovies! They are really sweet birds, with funny personalities. I have 3 females. All are quiet and friendly. They do tend to be broody. I also have male muscovies, so I allow the females to sit on their eggs and hatch their ducklings. They are excellent mothers. One, the dominant hen, is quite territorial when she is brooding. She has never attacked a person, but she's hard on any other female ducks. Thus we have 2 pens. [​IMG]

    If your drake mates with a muscovy hen, which I'm sure he will, the offspring will be sterile. Like a mule. That could be a good thing, of course. And if you don't want her to set on her eggs, you could just take the eggs as she lays them, and break her should she go broody. I assume this is similar to breaking a broody chicken, but I've never tried it.
     
  10. SweetWaterRanch

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    Thanks lauralou... Are the eggs good to eat??? =]
     

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