muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thekid, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Were could I purchase sexed muscovy ducklings?
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dunno. [​IMG]
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
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    Better question, why would want muscovys? JK, although i'm not fond of them i have a soft spot for all ducks. [​IMG]
    Might do a search over it, pretty sure this topic has come up before. Also pretty sure that your better off going local on them rather than a hatchery (pretty sure the hatchery's only sell the plane white ones, unless thats what you want????) I've been wrong before though.
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah it really doesn't matter to me what color they are lol
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Some "breeder's"/owners can tell the sexes at a young age so maybe you can find someone locally and buy from them? It never hurts to ask!
     
  6. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably the only way you can find them is to buy older ones. I have a blue female muscovy. You might already know this but muscovy drakes don't have the curled tail feather, the way you tell them apart is by the skin on their faces. [​IMG]
     
  7. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Untill they get some age on them you can't sex them. Im sure someone from China could, but I have never met anyone in my life that could right out of the shell. When the boys start to out grow the girls, thats when you can guess. Unless other ducks they don't quack, so you cant' shake them and "quack" them. you just let them grow.
    I have had Muscovy on and off since the 80s and I still don't get them perfectly right untill they are mature. Some of them will fool ya.
     
  9. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree with you iajewel. Most of the time you can tell which are which by the size but occasionally there will be that one fools you.
     
  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    This post sure makes me feel better about my lack of sexing ability [​IMG] I have about 30 ducklings and not a clue what color or sex and it's making me crazy [​IMG]
     

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