The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the male is crested,will all babies be crested?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I wouldn't think all would be but some probably will get the crested gene passed down.
     
  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the rule of thumb ratio of male to female,my friend has 1 to 12 with Muscovys
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well one to 12 can be unhealthy since eventually all the babies ( if he keeps them) could be inbred.

    For one male it is ideal to have two to three females. but some males do just fine with one female and partner up instead of having a group

    for muscovys though ( in my experience ) they do better with about 4 to 3 females in one group for him individually.
     
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  5. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you start with different ducks or is it best to stay with the same breeds?
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard derived it doesnt matter,for muscovys it has to be muscovys for babies that are fertile.
     
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  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took the little ones out in the yard today. They were all very happy and the kids and dogs all were very well behaved :) they have already grown like crazy!
     
  8. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh! Adorable! Are they runners?
     
  9. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all the pictures on this thread. I can't wait to be able to get ducks!
     
  10. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will give you fair warning right now.... They're AWESOME!!!!
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