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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:54 pm 
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Hi all We have muscovies and are just starting out as I was reading about muscovies and I saw advertisements about Mammoth muscovies.

Now what are the difference between them and how can you tell the difference from one or the other ?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:36 pm 
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There is no difference in them except the size of the birds.

If you look in photobucket in my signature you will see I have a mammoth Drake that has gone over normal size females, and the offpring males have all turned out to be mammoth. The females are smaller but still bigger than their mother, and if you breed the father back over the daughter the mammoth gene will be kept and the mammoth with be motre pronounced in her clutch.

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Hi Avril thanks for your reply. Considering their size do they eat more than the normal ones ? Currently my male duck is about 20-40% bigger than the female.
I'm assuming mine is normal size as these were given by my auntie and she just called them muscovies.
I tried looking at your photo but it seems to be cut off are you able to upload it again thanks


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The Mammoth Muscovy you are referring to is just a large line of the ordinary muscovy. The true Mammoth Muscovy (muscov imfullashit) has the large tusks, hence the name. It is actually smaller than the average muscovy. As far as I am aware there are no true mammoth muscovies in Australia.


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That is a scary animal Denis.

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That's very scary indeed :lol:
I don't think I want to keep one of those :?


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i had to look twice .
:mrgreen: good on ya dennis ! :mrgreen:


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Denis,

I want one!!...it will go with my Sabretooth mallard.

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(muscov imfullashit)

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Hahahahaha.... a burglar would be more scared of that than my great dane!

I would have to change the sign on the gate to forget the gaurd dog, beware of the duck!

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All right you had me goin there for a second... :lol:

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I would have to change the sign on the gate to forget the gaurd dog, beware of the duck!


I was thinking of doing the same for my muscovy drake, he has a tendenacy to chase everyone around the yard... :lol:

(muscov imfullashit) That is great, good job Denis :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:53 pm 
on a more serious note:

I am hoping that when the new Australian Standards come out (2010 ?) that instead of a single Muscovy category, they have two
Natural Muscovy with maximum weight ;and
Mammoth Muscovy with minium and maximum weight.

I would hate to lose the true size of a muscovy, like we are with the fowls, “bantams are nearly are big as the standard bird should be”.

My father showed birds in the ’50, 60’s, and he has said that when it come down to the picking the Grand Champion of a show, out would come the scales. And they would weight each bird and the closest to the mid range would be declare the Grand Champion. The standard of all birds was that high, it came down to the points allocated to their weight to decide winners.

Just to remind people, 20 points is allocated to size.


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Hi avril
i have mascovy ducks and i think my drake could be a mammoth drake, hes really big, most people think hes a goose. is your white drake in ur pictures a mammoth drake. im really having trouble telling if mine is just normal or mammoth. he has heaps of red on his face and it goes down his neck a bit. could you please tell me what you think. thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:41 pm 
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What does he weigh?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:08 am 
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i haven't weighed him, im an amateur. i love my ducks, they are my pets, but as far as knowing alot about them im still learning. if i get a chance to weigh them what weight would you class as mammoth. thanks for your help. :)


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