Muscovy & Pekin: Will they have fertile eggs?

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

  1. HLKgurl

    HLKgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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