Ducklings: Black Muscovy
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- Appearance: This breed is known for its distinctive and sleek appearance, with a slightly iridescent sheen that adds to its elegance. Their smooth and shiny feathers give them a polished and refined appearance. Please note that it is common and expected that Black Muscovy ducks will also have some white feathers.
- Size: Black Muscovy Ducks are considered one of the larger domestic duck breeds. Adult males, known as drakes, typically weigh 10-15 pounds. Adult females are slightly smaller, with a weight range of 6-8 pounds.
- Red Facial Caruncles: One of the most distinctive features of the Black Muscovy Duck is the prominent, fleshy caruncles around its eyes and bill, which are often red. These caruncles add a unique and appealing aspect to their appearance.
- Quiet and Docile: Black Muscovy Ducks are known for their quiet and docile nature. They are not as vocal as some duck breeds, making them an excellent choice for urban or suburban settings.
- Excellent Foragers: These ducks have a knack for foraging and are highly efficient at finding food. They will graze on plants, insects, and aquatic organisms, making them valuable for pest control in gardens and ponds.
- Broody and Excellent Mothers: Black Muscovy Ducks are known for their strong maternal instincts. They are excellent mothers and are often chosen for the natural incubation of eggs, as they are known to be dedicated and protective. They are genetically different from all other breeds of domestic duck (which all originate from the wild Mallard duck). If you cross a Muscovy and any other domestic breed of duck, the progeny are infertile and cannot reproduce.
Whether you're a homesteader looking for a reliable egg supply, a pond owner seeking natural pest control, or simply an admirer of unique and beautiful waterfowl, the Black Muscovy Duck is a wonderful addition to any flock. Their striking appearance, quiet demeanor, and valuable contributions make them stand out among duck enthusiasts.
Please note that our Black Muscovy ducklings are only sold as straight runs.
- Although your waterfowl order will need to be picked up from your local post office, please provide us with your physical address when placing your order. We cannot accept P.O. Box numbers for orders.
- The minimum order of day-old ducklings shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
- Waterfowl are hatched and shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of the shipment week that you choose at checkout.