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Interbreeding ducks
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Liz    Posted 08-26-2002 at 15:27:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My friend and I have a male Mallard and a female Peking is it possible for them to mate? She has layed about 20 eggs and is sitting on them constantly now, but will they sit on them even if they are not fertilized?


Les...fortunate    Posted 08-26-2002 at 18:28:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes and yes. Mallards and Pekings make a great cross. What you end up with is a big mallard which is a very nice looking bird.
That's presuming the eggs are fertile which, of course, that duck has no idea one way or t'other. Did you see any activity that might lead you to think the eggs would be fertile? Seems kinda late for ducks to be setting and hatching.
If she sets more than 4 weeks and nothing hatches, I'd say better try again next year.


Old Sarge    Posted 08-26-2002 at 17:52:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IF they are fertile they will hatch. And yes they will and can cross breed. Ducks is Ducks anyway ya look at them.


tammy    Posted 06-29-2007 at 11:57:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Are there any ducks who can't interbreed? I have a magpie male and what I believe to be a Australian spotted female, though I'm not sure. This is the second time the female has sat on eggs with no results. After about 30 days she just gives up and the eggs rot. My husband and I decided to look inside them after the second time and found some of them fertilized with underdeveloped ducklings which we figured died in that month. Any suggestions on what to do?


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