wondering if I have a muscovy duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by critters, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatched at 31 days...a real cutie with a wide tail base...
    I have a male and female muscovy and just wondered if maybe.....
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Hmmm looks like a muccovy but im not an expert look at this websitefeathersite.com
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears to be a muscovy due to it's longish tail and bill shape. If it's got thicker legs that the "average" duckling, that would be a clincher.
     
  4. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure looks 'scovy to me!
     
  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like one! If you look at the bean (the tip of the bill), muscovies usually have a noticeably larger bean than other breeds. From your pictures it's hard to tell, but it looks like that duckling has a large Muscovy bean : ) And the shape of the body and tail also points to muscovy. Congrats, they are a very fun breed to have!
     
  6. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Thanks for all your input! and yes, I did notice that he /she has chuncky legs....
    with him being born later (not 28 days) he hatched out with a batch of guineas and they just love him!
    He's really a cutie I think!!
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Could be a Khaki Campbell. Muscovies take 35-37 days to hatch.
     

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