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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ceazed, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i have 2 young saxony hens 2-3 months and was thinking of adding a pair (male and female) or two the options are silver appleyard or buff orpington (laying) thanks for any help
     
  2. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the ratio is one Drake to three hens. That will work fine.
    -Liv
     
  3. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks also can i put in muscovys 2 females and 2 males and 6 chicks thanks
     
  4. ceazed

    ceazed Out Of The Brooder

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    instead
     
  5. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy ducks are different. Because ducks don't care what they mate with, you can only have 1 drake per 4-5 hens for all species- Muscovy or mallard-derived. Also, if a Muscovy mates with a Mallard-derived duck breed, they produce a sterile (can't reproduce, ever) breed called a "mule" duck- which are good only for meat, as they don't lay much, if any, eggs.
     
  6. ceazed

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    Cool there really pretty though so I'll have to try the mules or even :)hinnys has any one got any pictures of the crosses above
     

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