What crossesare sterile? muscovy and...?

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

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
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    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

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    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

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    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.
     

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