Pekin duck breed with muscovie drake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crissycriss, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to put eggs in incubator. I have both pekin drakes and a muscovie drake.How long would it take for the egg to hatch 28 days like the pekin mom or 35 days like possible dad?
     
  2. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question. I don't know about the incubation time, but I do know that the offspring will be infertile....Like a liger (tiger x lion) or a mule.
     
  3. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to find out, because you piqued my curiosity, and I found this for you:

    "Muscovy when crossed with other breeds, produce sterile offspring. For instance, if you cross a Muscovy male with a Pekin female you will hatch mules; if you cross a Pekin male with a Muscovy female the progeny are called hinnies. Whereas a Pekin takes 28 days to hatch and a Muscovy takes 35 days, a mule or hinny takes 32 days to hatch."

    http://home.comcast.net/~out1rider/page17.html

    So it looks like incubation is somewhere in between. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  4. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thank you sooo much! :)
     
  5. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It says in the "book" If a Muscovy Drake is breed to a Millard Duck - that the incubation period will be 30 days.

    Added: I have also seen the web site that states 32 days so I guess it can be from 30 -32 days[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  6. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you know i know to give them longer before giving up. :) I know to watch 30-32 days.
     
  7. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you know i know to give them longer before giving up. :) I know to watch 30-32 days.
     
  8. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you know i know to give them longer before giving up. :) I know to watch 30-32 days.
     
  9. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you know i know to give them longer before giving up. :) I know to watch 30-32 days.
     
  10. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you know i know to give them longer before giving up. :) I know to watch 30-32 days.
     

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