Muscovy Duck Hatching Eggs


Muscovy ducks are a large duck, with beautifully colored feathers. They originate from central America and make great pets, because they are very calm and docile.

Muscovy ducklings are yellow with brown markings. Take a look at our muscovy duck hatching eggs, below:

12 Muscovy Ducks hatching eggs

12 Muscovy Ducks hatching eggs

1 $7.99 4h 22m
12  Muscovy duck hatching eggs -Cairina Moschata Domestica

12 Muscovy duck hatching eggs -Cairina Moschata Domestica

- $18.00 1d 9h 23m
Muscovy Duck Duckling NPIP 6+2 Hatching Eggs Fertlie

Muscovy Duck Duckling NPIP 6+2 Hatching Eggs Fertlie

- $32.00 1d 11h 25m
6 lilac,  blue,  chocolate,  Pearly Grey muscovy hatching eggs

6 lilac, blue, chocolate, Pearly Grey muscovy hatching eggs

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$23.00
$30.00
3d 20h 3m

Muscovy Ducks


A native to Mexico, Central and South America Muscovy is a large duck which also has a presence in the United States. They are mainly to be found in the Rio Grande River basin in Texas. These birds reach the United States after crossing the country’s border with Mexico. However, feral population of the bird is to be found in and around all the major national parks of the United States. Muscovy ducks are also bred and raised all across USA. Although a tropical bird, Muscovy Ducks are able to adapt themselves under extremely low temperatures.

Characteristics

As one of the larger varieties of waterfowls, a fully-grown male Muscovy can weigh up to 15 lbs. Their average weight lies between 10 to 15 lbs. But the female Muscovy is comparatively much smaller. They would, on an average weigh anything between 6 and 8 lbs. Domesticated Muscovy Ducks however are larger than the ones seen in the wild. These will weigh anything between 10lb (females) and 17 lb (males).

The appearance of wild muscovy ducks is also different from that of the domesticated ones. The wild ones are black in color with white patches on their wings. Domesticated ones are generally either brown or black and have white marks on their heads. However, there are varieties of the domestic ducks and white and lavender colored variations have also been seen.

The call of the drake sounds like a dry hiss; the hen has a quiet trilling coo.

Breeding

These ducks do not form stable pairs. They can mate both in land and water, an unusual feature for ducks, as most will only mate in water. After mating a hen lays eggs in a clutch, each containing anywhere between 8 and 16 eggs. The eggs are generally laid in a tree hole or hollow and are hatched after about 35 days. This is about seven days more than what it takes to hatch the eggs of Mallard Ducks. The hen stays with her eggs all day leaving them only for about half an hour to an hour a day to eat, drink and bathe. After waiting for 35 days the eggs finally are ready to hatch. Once hatching starts it takes about an entire day for all of the eggs to hatch out. The chicks stay close to their mothers whose body is a good source of heat for them.

Caring

It is easy to care for a Muscovy Duck and is also not that expensive. One also need not spend too much time in raising them. Some of the other ducks can be quite different on this count. Let your birds have access to enough fresh water during the day. It is not necessary that they will need a pond or a lake. Supply of fresh water is enough.

These birds are easy to feed too as they will forage for their own food which can include anything from grass to insects. However you can supplement their food with specially made duck food available commercially across pet stores.