skovie ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rachel's Hobby Hatchery, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Rachel's Hobby Hatchery

    Rachel's Hobby Hatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to add some muskovies to the farm. I herd they only stay in pairs, is that true? I would think the hen would get over used...
    anyway, I have been given a choice of what colors I want and I dont know what the difrent colors look like... can sombody send me picturs or a link of dfifrent colors? he has offerd me black splash, blue splash, a blue barred/ripple, and black. I think I know what the black looks like LOL but I have had no luck finding pictures on the others.
    Im thinking about getting a blue splash female & male & the blue barred/ripple female unless they would be better just in a pair... Then I think I want the blue ripple/barred hen and a blue splash drake.
     
  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my muscovies!! No, do not just keep them in pairs! Get at least three girls for your drake. They are prolific, and the girls are broody and excellent mothers- but you definitely want more than one girl for each drake.
    Enjoy! They are my favorite.
     
  3. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    By splash, do you mean Pied?
     
  5. Rachel's Hobby Hatchery

    Rachel's Hobby Hatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:IDK, the guy said they are splash...
    I have a runner duck & a pekin duck that he can breed with too. I know he will be way to big for the runner but at least its a duck I guess.
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Id suggest one male and as many females as you want. One Muscovy drake can take care of up to ten hens easily. I currently have pictures of choloate pied, white, black bibbed and black barred . Muscovies are extremely intelligent, a true breed of their own.
     
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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  9. conniesue27

    conniesue27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 drakes and 1 hen...could this be cause for concern?
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Conniesue, YES!
     

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