Muscovy ducklings - straight run. Next hatch: last week of April-first 2 weeks of May
Due to high demand we can not accommodate requests for specific duckling colors.
Our flock is comprised of farm favorite Zuko (our chocolate pied drake) and hens ranging in color from black pied to chocolate barred. See list of possible duckling colorations below. Photos are of some the ducklings we have hatched out in past clutches. You can see more photos of the parent birds here.
We breed our Muscovy ducks for temperament first and foremost - our flock is incredibly friendly and gentle, and are consistent layers throughout the laying season (usually March through November for our area). Muscovy ducks are a wonderful dual purpose bird, with drakes growing to processing weight quickly and yielding delicious meat that cooks more like steak than like other poultry. The hens are consistent producers of big beautiful eggs throughout the warm months, not to mention their friendly and quirky personalities are a joy to have around the farm. They eat any bug, reptile, or amphibian they can catch - I have seen our ducks eat everything from yellow jackets to bullfrogs, and if free ranged (like ours are) they are incredibly capable and efficient foragers. We always offer high quality feed free choice to our free ranging roosters and our ducks, but our ducks rarely touch it and prefer to forage for their own food. It is important to note that Muscovies, despite their size, are very capable fliers - if you do not want them to fly be sure to clip the flight feathers on at least one wing.
Possible Duckling Colors:Black, black pied, chocolate, chocolate pied, chocolate barred, & white. The highest probabilities are chocolate, chocolate pied, or chocolate barred.