Will my Muscovy Drake ever mate?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaumlauf, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. kaumlauf

    kaumlauf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently obtained a large male Muscovy drake- I don't know his age, but he is HUGE. I have a proven Muscovy Hen Brooder (she is a wonderful mom, and has bred very successfully with my very randy Black Swedes in the past.) We decided to go all in with Muscovies, and have removed the male Black Swedes, which are making tasty dinners now. We have a couple of sterile "Mullards" which will be butchered soon, leaving just the pair of Muscovys. I have not seen him show any interest in the hens. Is he too young? Low libido? Missing his other friends?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How recently have you gotten him, and do they have access to 'swimming' water ?
     
  3. kaumlauf

    kaumlauf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had him for less than a week. There isn't swimming water, but I could get a small kiddie pool, if that is what will work.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He may still be adjusting to his new home. Water seems to make it easier for large drakes to get the job done.
     
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  5. kaumlauf

    kaumlauf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I just now set up a small kiddie pool for the ducks.The hens havn't been flirting with him yet. Maybe they don't know he's a boy. I guess they'll eventually find out.
     
  6. kaumlauf

    kaumlauf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, after a week or past, and he got used to his new home, he became very friendly with all the hens. He has now bonded closely with the single hen Muscovey. I'm hoping for some ducklings this summer.
     
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