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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tikkajazz94, Oct 31, 2013.
So I've now changed the breed of ducks I own. I now have a pair of black Muscovies
Congrats on the muscovies! They're a blast to have around.
Thanks! They're amazing so far. I'm thinking on staying with just the pair cuz I don't want to be over run with ducklings on my first try
Muscovies are the most lovely duck. We have had pekin and Campbell but there no where near as much fun as the Muscovies!
LOL probably wise that pair can increase your flock easily enough.. I recently acquired a solid black duck, boy she's hard to see @ night~. What made you decide to change? i do own a few other ducks breeds here(buffs and calls) but the bulk are still the scovie flock.
Pic' s please
I switched cause I never got a single duckling from my Pekins. And they were stupid. My Pekins were rescues I got last fall.
I'll try to take good pictures today
I have scovys, and love them! the two parents and dozen young ducklings held off a great pyranees and a jack russel till my collie could be released to thrash them, pair attacked a least weasel till second best/fav barn cat could get into pen to dispatch and eat it saving eggs maybe, and daddy fought off lesser weasel till cats and dogs could drive away and dogs get out into open to tear in half.
I'm wondering how scovy compare to owning campbells and runners? health wise, mess wise, feed wise, letting free range or needing to be penned, come when you call ect, and can watch out for selves at least temp some. I originally got scovy pair to brood other types of foul, and for meat and additional eggs from the scovy.. now not sure if can sell off or eat extra drakes. so wondering how egg laying type ducks like khaki campbell/welsh harliquin (as told differnt color type of same breed), and runners, compare all around. the scovy sit on front porch in morn and then evening waiting for woman of house to come out, or along driveway waiting for her to come home from work, wagging butts furiously when she says hello to them (this is the same woman who wants to kill to eat ect my chickens and pigeons, and hates all birds). she says they are trying to tell me to "send out da fat lady or da cat gets it!", as they trap the cat and as she puts it seem to be holding him hostage till she comes and feeds them. they corner and hiss at him ect, making him cry till we open door were i then put him up on railing were safe as otherwise they chase him across yard). lol. they don't bother other four smaller cats (one cat even sleeps with tries to help herd, protects them, and even eat together), just her big useless fav baby. she yells at me not to feed them too much as the food bill is getting expensive, but i hardly feed them at all and she feeds them three four times a day at times. She says i should kill all the "danged" (close enough to word), chickens and just keep ducks mostly. she hates the roosters and threatens their lives each at least weekly with knives ect in hand, but in her defense the biggest meanest one crows right under her window. guess part of what asking as rambled was about personalities of as well?
Well generally they are touted as not being broody something i think a few scovies could do with. Perhaps, they were not well socialized? most say their pekin are personable. .