My "male" muscovy duck is suddenly a female???!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chery Santos, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Chery Santos

    Chery Santos New Egg

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    Soo i've had this muscovy for a couple months now and at first i thought it was a "He" cause of his attitude and stuff right? but now i find out that "he" is a "She" and that "She" has 24 eggs and doesnt have a mate...why or how did that happen and what do i do with the eggs? are there really little ducklings inside? im freakking out here!! please i need answers!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for the eggs to be fertile she will have needed to mate with a drake. so if there isnt a mate then the eggs are infertile, she'll lay eggs regardless and if you leave them she'll go broody and sit on them which you dont want. take them away and start eating the new ones! nothing like a freshly fried duck egg on toast for brekfast[​IMG]
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck eggs make the very best cakes!
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No ducklings - it does take a male to have fertile eggs.
     
  5. Duckadia

    Duckadia Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hermaphrodite Muscovy! It has a little weenie, but nests on eggs. Looks like a girl, but hisses like a boy. Maybe yours is a hermaphrodite too?
     

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