muscovy or pekin as a pet?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by showjumper_girl2002, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so after some research i'm down to a muscovy or a pekin to be my pet duck. do both make equally good pets as for as friendlyness and liking to be handled when raised from a day or 2 old goes? i'm leaning towards muscovy because they aren't very noisy but i want to make sure that breed is as sociable and as good a pet as i've heard pekins are. any opinions?
     
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  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
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    I have never had a pekin and am new to muscovies, but I really really like them and living in the city, quiet is an added bonus. Now if only they weren't so messy...
     
  3. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Muscovy for sure!

    Mine love to be petted. In fact, my big ol drake meets me at the gate when I get home from work and he wants to tell me all about his day (huff. huff. huff. huff.) and complain about the bossy geese (huff. huff. huff. huff) and laugh about the silly runners (huffhuffhuffhuff.)

    They're super quiet since they only make huffing (drake) or trilling (duck) noises and are very affectionate by nature.[​IMG]
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can find day old pekins but having a hard time finding any day old muscovy's for sale [​IMG]
     
  5. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:I recommend JM Hatchery for the Muscovy. They have the best birds I've ever seen.
     
  6. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a personality difference between a regular muscovy and a white muscovy breed or is it just called white because of the color?
     
  7. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:Well,just like any animal, all of them have slightly different personalities but you shouldn't find any real difference based solely on color.
     
  8. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol wasn't sure cuz I found muscovy ducklings and then white muscovy's so wasn't sure if it was a different muscovy breed lol. Can you tell i'm new at this [​IMG]
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    This place has them too. http://www.ridgwayhatchery.com/ I don't know where you're located but they allow pick up and you don't have to buy the minimum if you pick them up.
     
  10. mickt

    mickt Out Of The Brooder

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    Would have to be a muscovy they are great [​IMG]
     

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