Pekin and Muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Isabella, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Isabella

    Isabella New Egg

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    Will Muscovy male breed a Pekin female? We had a Pekin female and a friend gave me a Muscovy male to breed with her so we can have fertile eggs to hatch. If they will breed and have fertile eggs do you think that would make a good meat bird cross? Thanks
    Isabella
     
  2. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Our neighbors pekin bred their mallard hen. I have one of the babies and she is so pretty. My mallard drake flirts with her.LOL!
     
  3. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6709575

    Artificial insemination and natural mating were used for the crossbreeding of the Muscovy drake with the Pekin duck in order to produce the Mule duck. An average fertility rate of 48% was reached by artificially inseminating twice a week. In small flocks, however, when the male to female ratio was 1:2.5 (or higher), natural mating yielded a fertility rate of 80%.
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    " A duck is a duck and all ducks..."


    DO I need to elaborate? [​IMG]
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Yes that would make a good meat duck. Just remember the young from that cross will not be able to reproduce so don't plan on keeping any to breed.
     

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