My New Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DucksForever, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. DucksForever

    DucksForever Chirping

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    @Miss Lydia what color do you think they are?? And also trying to figure out what to name them? Trying to do Star Wars Women character names have any ideas??
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Let’s just call their color blue Fawn looks like they have some blue and light tannish color so I just name the color blue. Only Stars Wars women I can recall the name is Princess Leah probably spelled wrong. I am not a follower of the movie only ever saw the very first one. Probably before you were born lol.
     
  3. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    Hi @Miss Lydia and @DuckyDonna I named my 2 New Hens Queen Elsa is the one with all the white on her neck and Princess Anna is the one with all the brown on her neck so I named them after my other Favorite Movie Frozen!! So Prince Ben Princess Rey Star Wars and then Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen!!❄️❄️
     
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  6. DuckyDonna

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    Well that is great! Pretty names for pretty ducks! Thanks for letting us know.
     
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    Thank you @DuckyDonna I just thought the names suited them because they are Sisters so Queen Elsa and Princess Anna was the names for them they was sisters also
     
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    I found this for you:

    "What is a mule duck?
    Muscovy and domestic ducks (such as the Pekin - which were developed from Mallards) are very different as they have been genetically isolated for over 50 million years. They can be crossed but you get some very interesting results. If you cross a Muscovy male with a Pekin female you will hatch moulards (or mule ducks); if you cross a Pekin male with a Muscovy female the progeny are called hinnies. In Europe and in Asia many mule ducks are produced because of their large size, quality liver and reduced fat content in the carcass. Artificial insemination has been developed in ducks due to the desire to produce mule ducks. If left to mate naturally, the fertility is only 20-30%. Artificial insemination brings the fertility up to 80%. Whereas a Pekin takes 28 days to hatch and a Muscovy takes 35 days, a mule or hinny takes 32 days to hatch.

    Approximately 60% of mule ducks are males. Some of their characteristics are like the Muscovy as they are large, quiet, slow moving and have long claws but are also like Pekin as they swim well, the males and females are much the same size and they do not fly.
    Hinnies are not grown commercially. Male hinnies are much larger than female hinnies, like the muscovy, yet the females look like Pekins but fly quite well. Mules and hinnies cannot reproduce. Both males are sterile and only the hinny females lay eggs (though they cannot hatch). If you have Muscovy and Pekin together, the chances are poor that they will cross but if they do, a hinny will probably be the result as Pekin males can catch Muscovy females more easily than Muscovy males can catch Pekin females. We do not produce mules or hinnies but thought you might enjoy this material on this interesting aspect of duck production and genetics. "

    Source: https://www.metzerfarms.com/FAQ.cfm?Q=Mule
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Really nice names for beautiful ducks.
     

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