what will muscovys mate with?

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  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I know other muscovys [​IMG] What about runners and other kinds of ducks I know pekins.
    Thanks
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Anything that waddles [​IMG]
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would only be careful because of the size difference. I would hate to have seen a male muscovy in with my female runners. They weigh about 3-4 lbs. The male runners are rough enough. In the "wild" muscovy mate with mallards (one of the reasons they are so hated down here) but if it were mine I would go with similar size or female muscovy and whatever else male.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Anything that waddles [​IMG]

    [​IMG] i was going to say something similar!
     
  5. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know with pekins the chicks are infertile what about the other mixes? Would they even hatch? Muscerrs? [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Anthything that holds still or that they can catch. If this happens to be a chicken there can be serious repercussions.
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will ususally hatch, just be infertile offspring.
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will mate with any other duck. The only problem is the offspring will be sterile. Muscovy can only mate with other muscovy to have regular, breeding offspring. If they mate with other ducks (runners, pekins, swedish, mallards, etc.) they will hatch but none of the offspring will be able to breed.
    And as mentioned before, you want to be sure you don't let them mate with smaller ducks. Muscovy drakes are VERY big, and can cause a lot of damage to small hens.
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Other ducks, chickens, your leg...[​IMG]

    They can (and will) kill hens & smaller ducks trying to "mate" with them...

    Also, any Muscovy that crosses with another breed of duck, will have "mule" offspring. Meaning the resulting hybrid ducks will be sterile and unable to reproduce.
     
  10. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another breed of duck

    Breed of mallard derivative, yes, not species.

    Clint
     
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