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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Hi again Im thinking of rescuring a muscovey cross female from the rspca, would I be able to breed from her?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Short answer is no, she will be a mule and therefore infertile.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Oh ok I thought that might be the case. What is a good cross with muscovies?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:27 pm 
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Other muscovies :lol:

Some people cross Pekin's with Muscovies to create an eating bird (as a Muscovy is predominantly a meat bird).

Muscovies aren't the same species as mallard type ducks so when interbred with one their offspring are generally infertile as TOH says. For that reason they aren't good for anything but eggs or eating (which might be just what you're looking for though!).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Hey roover :rofl: yep there certainly good with each other!! :) No-way are they for food!! Like all my mernagrie no good for eating!! :biggrin: :mrgreen: Thats why we have no sheep and beef here I guess I'd get too attached. We don't even eat the duck eggs, they go to the neighbours and we eat the cakes etc... ha ha.. :lol: My dogs are knowen to eat the occasional egg!!! Anyway my partner has given me the word no-more animals or else he's gone!! :wink: :aaargh: Yeah right!!... Im fostering retired greyhound also. :biggrin: Anyway I love my ducks and now I've got ducklings, there hard to find a home for and end up with a extra 1 or 2 with each hatch. Have a real flock accumulating!! Thats why I thought adding the female from the rspca my partner would'nt even notice!! :wink: Cheers :thanks:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:23 am 
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Oh he would notice. The cross breed will be very distinctive and will possibly be taller. Depends what it is crossed with.
I have 2 crosses from KC dad and mussie mum. Very nice looking birds but no eggs and not fertile. I love them anyway.

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