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Rouen Drake with Muscovy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by miezzi, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. miezzi

    miezzi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 rouen drake, 1 rouen female, and 1 muscovy female... My question is can my rouen drake breed with a muscovy female.... He is much bigger then her but all 3 ducks and the chicken currently live together with no issues..
    also... is my muscovy okay with the rouens or do thwy need the company of their own kind? Right now the muscovy rules the roost for sure!!
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Muscovies are a separate species than the Domestic Duck, and when they crossbreed (which they can) the ducklings are sterile. Some people even call Muscovy geese!
    However, keeping them together is okay as long as they get along. Muscovies are more carnivorous, and the males can be rough, but if its a female and she isn't picking on the others, she should be fine.
    If she ever goes broody you could let her raise a few muscovy eggs, if you want to add more to your flock without having to try an intro that could lead to aggression.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. klemele

    klemele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if my Muscovy is a female from your judgement, I have never owned a Muscovy before...I've only need Rouens but mine were recently killed from a mink and I bought one Muscovy and have tow d my own bred Rouens.. so do you guy's think it is a female?
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture?

    I'm not an expert on ducks but I can do my best guessing. [​IMG]
     
  5. klemele

    klemele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I private message you it won't let me?
     
  6. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sure!
    Sorry for the late response, the internet is kind of crazy here right now. [​IMG]
     

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