What other breeds do well with muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    What breeds mix well with my current breed?(muscovy) i don't mean for actual breeding purposes more companionship. I need more hens but would like a different breed, i live rural so noise isn't a factor.
     
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:are you aware that if mallard derived breeds of ducks and muscovies breed that you will get sterile offspring so any eggs those offspring lay will not hatch....?
    if that's not an issue then i would imagine any breed of duck that's not too small would be fine .You wouldn't want ..say...a bantam breed like Calls or a light weight category breed since muscovies are so large.
     
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  3. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin duck likes to give my Muscovy drake "piggy back rides". The drake thinks that's pretty swell.
     
  4. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh, this made me spit out my soda. LOL
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Pekins would be good, or Rouens, I adopted some Rouen/Pekin mixes last year and they mixed into my flock quite well. Definitely no small breeds, the last thing you want is limping or injured ducks.
     

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