What crossesare sterile? muscovy and...?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KWAK, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    I know mallard derrived birds crossed with muscovy are sterile...
    But what breeds can I cross with them for offspring that arent sterile?
  2. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

    Jul 1, 2009
    Southern Maryland
    Muscovy are a different species than Mallard derived ducks. The only non-sterile offspring will be with other Muscovy.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You'll have to verify this because I am going from memory.

    Muscovy are shelducks. So you could cross them with other shelducks. However, as far as I know Muscovy are the only domesticated shelducks. I don't think anyone even keeps them as ornamentals.

    They are closer related to geese than to mallard derived domestic ducks. But you can't breed them to geese, either.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by