Breed Rating (12 Reviews)
The Muscovy was originally a wild bird from Central / South America and it is the only domesticated duck that is not derived from the Mallard. Muscovy\'s are non-migratory birds and like to roost in trees at night. The Muscovy was one of the first ducks to be domesticated but didn\'t come to the UK or North America until the Twentieth Century. It is thought that the Muscovy got its name from Muscovite Company which traded the ducks during the 1500s.
They are generally gentle birds unless the female is sitting or has a young brood. Muscovy drakes don\'t quack, but instead product a low hiss. The females only make a short, weak quack and this is what makes them the quietest of all the ducks. They can fly well and are good escape artists so they will need to be wing-clipped. They do not swim as much as other breeds because their oil glands are under developed. This means that they do not require a large source of water. The drakes can be quite large weighing 4.5 - 5.5 kg while the females weigh 2-3 kg. They also occasionally like eating some vermin and should not be kept with guinea pigs or rabbits.
There are a wide range of colours, White, Blue, Black and Chocolate are recognized colours but you can find a wide range of other colours.Tweet
Muscovy For Sale
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Need to Sell, to prevent extermination
Description: Hello, my name is Tony and I am the Owner of a wildlife management company, Wild animal Removal (W.A.R.) I have been getting a large number of calls about the Muscovy issue here in central Fl. My company has a capture and release policy (when Possible) for all animals that we capture, when allowed by FWC and FL law. As you may know these ducks a not protected by any law that prevents them from being killed. I have a new client that has around 40 +/- ducks that need to be removed. Do you guy purchase Muscovy's or can you point me in the direction of someone who does. I would much rather sell them for breeding or food that to destroy these creatures and let the meat go to waste. You can check out my site if you would like www.wildrelocation.com
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