Muscovy enterbreeding...

Kymarose

In the Brooder
6 Years
Oct 25, 2013
56
3
41
Willamette Valley in Oregon
Is that a problem? The Muscovy duck that just hatched out 15 ducklings mated with a drake from the same mother. May, or may not have had the same father. Now when these babies come into adulthood and reproduce... maybe with their bio. brothers, and so on, will it be a problem? How many generations can breed before serious problems. This is all new to me. Should I then give away all of my drakes and buy drakes from a complete new source? I hope someone here can help answer my questions. Thanks..
 

Buck Oakes

Songster
5 Years
Feb 9, 2014
2,472
129
201
Madison/Gluckstadt, Mississippi
For babies not to develop problems they can only interbreed one generation which would be the mother and father of the 15 babies. I interbreed ine generation and the babies were smart and they had huge wings I measured and the males wings were five feet! And females were 4 1/2 and they can fly like no bodies business, but if u interbreed tht generation te babies will become retarted and either due at birth or you have the burden of them acting like babies all their lives but have raging hormones and pretty much do it with anything , like I accidentally inbred the already inbred generation and I had a baby boy hatch and he isn't really righ and he'll "attack" you during mating season

But I adde muscovies to my flock last summer and I got another male for Christmas so it worked out. Also inbreeding mainly affects male babies because they have two of the same same chromosomes ( ex. XX). And females are the ones with the different ones they have XXY and because of the y the females decide the gender of the babies , and also because of the Y it cancels the retardation

But agin if u only interbreed one generation ur fine
 

Kymarose

In the Brooder
6 Years
Oct 25, 2013
56
3
41
Willamette Valley in Oregon
Thank you for your reply. I thought that might be the case... so my best solution is to sell, or give away the drakes of this clutch and of any other clutches, then get drakes of completely difference parents. I intend to give several, (both ducks and drakes) to my son-in-law and to a friend. I will pass this information on to them. Thanks again.
 
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