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What do you think Muskovy fans? (pics!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keyt1969, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster

    I've posted about these ducklings before, but I'm still stumped lol. Not that it matters, I just want opinions. I hope my confusion makes sense!! LOL

    I have these almost 2 month old ducklings that came from Muskovy eggs. The lighter one is a real mystery but the darker one looks exactly like my male call, just a much bigger version. I can't imagine him mating with the Muskovy hen...right? lol


    Harley. Can Muskovies look like this? His head is turning green, exactly like the call...but again, call drake and muskovy hen? No, right? lol

    Lily. This one is a little easier to figure out ...probably Muskovy drake and Pekin hen. Who knows lol.

    I have these guys that are a week old. The black ones are what Harley looked like when he was their size. Is he Muskovy or just a mix? The lighter ones look full Muskovy right? They all hatched the same time so how can there be a mix and full breed?

    My Muskovy pair, Penguin and Penny

    I don't really care, but every time I look at them I get more curious so I just want opinions!

    The only other reason I wanna know is because I keep getting ducklings like this and I don't know if I can sell them as Muskovies or Muskovy mixes?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011

  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    The only Muscovies I see are the 2 Adult Muscovies at the bottom of the page.
    Those ducklings are all Crosses (Mule Ducks.)
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Are these Penny's eggs? Do all your ducks run together and are there other kinds of drakes? I am fairly new to ducks and muscovies and I can for sure tell you that they look like mixes. At 8 weeks all of my muscovy ducklings had the beginnings of carnucling (sp)
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    They look to be Swedish mixes. Did the person you get eggs from have Swedish as well?
  5. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster

    I figured they were crosses but I wanted to ask anyway.

    I have everything from pekin to cayuga.
  6. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster

    Quote:I have 3 swedish cross drakes...also my most active drakes!
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They sure are pretty no matter what they are! [​IMG] those faces.

  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    The black one is very handsome - I will say that - I like his black bill.
  9. Those two in the first pic. , though beautiful, are def. mixes (mules) so will be infertile. I had two hatch out early in my last clutch and though looked like Scovies at hatch have been showing more that they are mules.... which is really too bad as I had wanted to keep them as breeders next year.
  10. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster

    Quote:I agree they are very pretty, that's why I kept them. I've owned a lot of ducks but the Muskovy pair above are the first ones I've owned so I don't know much about their offspring. This post kinda makes me feel dumb now for asking what I pretty much already knew lol.

    Although I still think the two lighter ones in the pic with the 5 ducklings look like full Muskovies, but that wouldn't explain the black ones.

    Whew, I'm just confusing myself more lol

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