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Muscovy & Pekin: Will they have fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HLKgurl, May 25, 2016.

  1. HLKgurl

    HLKgurl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2016
    I have two ducks, a muscovy and a pekin. The pekin is the drake. Will they mate and have fertile eggs?
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    Muscovies are Cairina moschata while Pekins are mallard derived (Anas platyrhynchos)

    They are two different species, and if you cross them, you'll get a Mule Duck or Mulard. These offspring will be sterile, and are commonly the ducks used in foie gras production.

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