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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:29 pm 
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We have just welcomed our 1st lot of baby muscovies, 10 eggs 10 babies. I checked on mum on saturday morning before we went dow the coast for the weekend and no babies, my Hubby said shes been sitting way to long. so i left her for the weekend thinking i would be throwing out eggs, and when i walked down the back to where she is, she was sitting out side of her box, no babies but when i got closer here they all where sitting in the bowl of water huddled up together. My son is as proud as punch. {so am i}

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Well done Kylie, I am not sure if you have had ducklings before ,so you may know this . It is very easy for ducklings to drown in water containers.In that they get into them OK,but can not get out . They struggle get exhausted and then ultimately drown. Would hate to see your young bloke get them and then have them or some go this way . Shallow containers are best or if deeper with a rock or brick for escape ,and keep water level close to top at all times. Good luck with them.


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Muscovies sit for 35-37 days a lot longer than regular ducks, so yours were most likely right on target.

They are lovely little babies, i had 8 hatch yesterday that i was not expecting.

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cool cant wait to see them 8)

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Thanks for the concern Martin, since being a member of BYP I've definately learnt some things so I've only had a very shallow dish in with her just in case. So can you tell the boys from girls at this age as 8 have colour all over their faces and 2 have white around there eyes with a line that goes from ear to beak. Please tell me I've got 8 girls.

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Here is a couple of pics.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh16 ... MG0006.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh16 ... MG0004.jpg

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They are lovely. Look like they will all be black/whites. A few look quiet well marked.

Congrats!!

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Thankyou, they are very cute. So what markings would they need for showing as i've got no idea. We've told our son he can keep 2 of them, i thought he might start with his ducks at a show. As we've never shown before.

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hi nice ducklings . a couple there have some nice color to them . look for the birds that have a clear black next to the white , rather than ones where the black bleeds into the white color,

thay should be good birds to try at some ag shows

hope this helps,
honk would know more than i would about black and white birds and pied birds

regards jase

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Thanks Jase

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no worries
have fun with them there a great breed

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