Muscovies: Ducks of a different breed

McQuiston, Marjorie
July 1994
Countryside & Small Stock Journal;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p49
Features the muscovy, a type of duck which is sometimes called `mule duck' because of the infertility of the offspring of a muscovy hen and a male duck. Characteristics; Body features; Qualities; Characteristics that distinguish it from a duck; Laying and hatching of muscovy eggs.


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