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Opinions on which ducks to adopt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by murray08, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. murray08

    murray08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, we have decided to adopt a duck pair and am torn on which ones to go for. I have an option of 2 male Pekings that are 2.5yrs old or 2 month old muscovy's. If it ends up being the muscovy's would you get 2 boys, girls, or boy and girl. These are for pets. I'm a little concerned about noise so I was leaning toward the muscovy's. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the 2 pekins are male, they shouldn't be very loud.

    The muscovies, regardless of sex, should be much quieter
     
  3. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies are generally quiet. Right now, our females are hollering outside are window. They can rack up quite an orchestra at times.

    Edit: It's actually a pleasant sound. They usually only get annoyingly noisy when the young ones are growing up and learning how to act like adults. Some of them have really squeaky voices, others are high-pitched, others are deeper...Right now they're silent.

    And I forgot to say...if you have one male and one female, and if you let the female go broody, she may well hatch the eggs. If you have two females, you'll get about 200 eggs a year. They might still go broody, but you can break them up. If you have two males, of course you won't have any eggs. Males can sometimes get aggressive or try to mate with you. Personally, I'd choose two females.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015

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