sexless ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by buck431397, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. buck431397

    buck431397 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive heard some things and now im confused and wondering.....

    whats the deal with duck crosses/ mixes being unsterile or sexless or something? is this with all mix breeds or only certain crosses???

    I have what i think is an ancona or some pekin cross- cant figure yet if hes a he or she.... could it be an it????[​IMG]
     
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    There are two kinds of ducks muscovies and all others (which are dirived from the mallard--all of them). When you mix a muscovie with a different (mallard dirived) breed you get a mule. A duck that will not produce fertile eggs (just like a donkey x horse mule).
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    The only thing sterile is a muscovy cross. Everything else is a he or a she and breedable. Just when a scovie is crossed with something else besides a pure scovie it will be sterile.
     
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Actually all ducks are he's or she's, even if its a hybrid.
     
  5. cheekychick

    cheekychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the female hybrid will still lay, but her eggs will only be good for eating as they will be infertile.
     
  6. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thread title sounds like a personal problem.

    I'm so sorry, but it makes me snicker!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. buck431397

    buck431397 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! that makes one more reason why i'd rather not have any muscovies!
     
  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! that makes one more reason why i'd rather not have any muscovies!

    Awwww! Muscovies are AWESOME ducks! Friendly and very personable plus........yummy on the table. (Pls no offense intended for those who don't eat duck) In fact, Scovy X's(mules) are puposely bred for the meat market in parts of the world.​
     
  9. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Awwww! Muscovies are AWESOME ducks! Friendly and very personable plus........yummy on the table. (Pls no offense intended for those who don't eat duck) In fact, Scovy X's(mules) are puposely bred for the meat market in parts of the world.

    Yep you can't beat a muscovy female great setters and mothers the drakes are Horndogs and should be given a place in your freezer as soon as they reach weight and are still tender. one drake will service a lot of ducks (or anything else he can catch)
     
  10. buck431397

    buck431397 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just think their kind of creepy- the dragon faces, the hissing...
     

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