Muscovy ducks are large tropical birds native to Mexico, Central, and South America but will adapt well to icy and snowy conditions below -12˚C without harsh effects. They have long claws and wide flat tails with males being about 86 cm long and 10-17 pounds and hens being about 64 cm long and 6-10 pounds. Muscovy’s are less noisy and often marketed as “quack less ducks” even though they aren’t completely silent. There “quacks” resemble more of a muffled hiss. Muscovy ducks will cross with other breeds but the offspring will generally be sterile. Both sexed of muscovys can raise and lower their head crests at will. Muscovys will swim however their feathers aren’t as water repellent as other breeds and therefore can’t swim for extended periods of time. Muscovies make excellent foragers and are often better than other breeds of ducks at utilizing grass. Muscovy eggs do take an extra week to hatch compared to other duck breeds hatching t 33-35 days. Hens are dedicated mothers and it is not uncommon to see hens with up to 20 ducklings. They will protect their babies and have been seen warding off predators like cats, dogs, and even foxes. Muscovy ducks have lean meat when compared to other domesticated ducks. They have broad well muscled breasts and are easier to clean than other ducks.
Duckopolis has muscovys available in:
Black, Blue, Silver, Chocolate, Blue Fawn, Buff, and White (including solids, pieds, barreds, and selfs)
Muscovy ducks are sold as day old ducklings or juvenile/mature ducks.
Ducklings are sold straight run (unsexed). The minimum order for ducklings being shipped is 4, this number can be made by combining any breeds of ducklings or goslings.
Hatch dates are on Tuesdays. Ducklings ordered for pickup can be picked up between the Wednesday to Saturday following the hatch. We are not able to allow pickups on the actual hatch date. You will be emailed prior to the hatch to schedule a pickup appointment. An appointment must be made to ensure we will be available to help you.
Pre-orders for hatch dates will begin on the Wednesday 3 weeks prior to the hatch. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.
THE FIRST HATCH DATE FOR 2022 WILL BE APRIL 5TH. SUBSEQUENT HATCHES WILL BE EVERY TUESDAY.
Juvenile and mature poultry are posted for sale once they are ready to go, whether by pickup or to be shipped. After an order is received we will contact you within 1-2 business days to make arrangements for pickup or a ship date.
Juvenile and mature poultry are available on a first ordered basis. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.