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My Muscovy/Pekin crosses are now 7 months old :-) Photos

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Their Mamma is Scrappy, she's my 3 yr old Pekin that I hatched in the house and hand raised her first 6 months, their Daddy is Shadow, my 20 month old Muscovy Drake who vanished 2 months ago :-( Here are some photos of the darlings. It's funny, they are 7 months old and they still stick real close to Scrappy and she still insists they eat with her and sleep with her. If they wander from the pond to the pasture she starts hollering for them.

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    She hatched out 6 but when they were six weeks old a stray dog came out of the woods to the backyard and killed two babies and savagely attacked scrappy. Her angel wing was nothing but a bloody stick and there was a deep tear from the top of her head down the back of her neck to her shoulder. I had gone in the house to get a drink and heard her quacking like crazy at the door, when I opened the door she was standing there shaking and quacking and completely red all over from the blood. With lots of meds and tlc she recovered and is doing great :)
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    They are larger than Scrappy, sing like a Muscovy but will let out a faint quack when startled. They do raise their headfeathers like a Muscovy as well. I'm pretty sure 3 are hens, the fourth one has me stumped though LOL
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    The one in front (above photo) has 2 feathers that hang from the side of her head..you can make them out if you look closely.
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    here my Mallard hen Lilbit and my Runner/Magpie cross Maggie are considering coming up the bank to see what the treat is.
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    The one above they are with their "cousin" , Mario Blue Boy, my 7 month old Muscovy Drake (they all have the same Daddy)
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    All four of them fly, I've seen them fly 4 feet above the ground and about 10 feet above the ground all the way down to the pond from the duck pen.

    Michelle
     
  2. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How darling! I seriously love the color of the babies! Im so glad a few managed to survive that attacked. [​IMG]
     
  3. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty, Pretty!
     
  4. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very pretty.
     
  5. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! So pretty!!!
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are really pretty! now you have me intrigued, the only probably i don't have a pekin [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are beautiful Michelle, what a nice cross between Muscovy and Pekin.
     
  8. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Thank you for the sweet words Everyone! I'm tickled to bits with them, nothing like having my 2 favorite breeds of duck all in one LOL

    Michelle
     
  9. animalz11

    animalz11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the contrasting colour on them, but I guess it would be hard to tell Drake from Hen, considering they don't have much of the red comb nor the curly tail feather... good luck though.. Very pretty!
     
  10. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! Hybrids are so pretty! And these are more stunning examples!!
     

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