Pekin ducks too small for muscovy drakes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nanaluvsgps, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm considering getting two female Pekins to pair off with my two Muscovy drakes. Would this work?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't think so Muscovy ducks are quite a bit smaller than the drakes and I'd think Pekin would be about the same size as the Muscovy duck. you know most likely the off spring will be sterile. I do think you'd be better off getting more than 1 duck apiece for your drakes they can wear out the girls breeding and the more females the less likely fighting will go on between the drakes, but there probably will still be some fighting.
     
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  3. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you :). Does sterile in Ducks mean the same as infertile?
     
  4. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry just searched it up, and no that is something I just found out Thanks. Like they say allways finding something new everyday ;)
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Me too! I don't know where in Australia you are but we have a ,member called Ian who lives in Australia who has beautiful Muscovies. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that Pekin Muscovy cross is what they do commercially to get the hybrids for the meat market. So, yes, it works.
     
  7. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm actually looking for some muscovy ducks (now that I found out about infertility), and can't seem to find anyone with nice, pure white ducks up for sale. Their is quite a few ducklings but the boys might be a little rough with them.
     

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