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#117285 - 09/09/18 12:16 AM Egg laying strain of Muscovy duck?
Etienne Offline
New Egg

Registered: 09/08/18
Posts: 4
Loc: Continental Europe
Hi,
I have been reading the forum a bit, and searching for this topic, but did not find much about muscovies, Cairinia moschata.

The french commercial breeder Grimaud Freres has a strain of muscovies laying around 220 eggs in 2 periods (does it mean in one year two periods, or in two?)
On other places I read that the muscovies lay 125, 180, etc eggs a year.

As I like the species, I wonder if there is a egg laying strain /breed of muscovy duck.
For the muscovy keeper, how many eggs do yours lay?
And have you heard of muscovies for egg production?

The breeder Grimaud
http://www.grimaudfreres.com/en/products/muscovy-ducks/breeders/

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#117289 - 09/19/18 06:50 PM Re: Egg laying strain of Muscovy duck? [Re: Etienne]
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1974
Loc: New Zealand
The Muscovy I had would lay 30-40 eggs in a laying period and then sit on the lot of them if they remained with undiscovered nest.

They are generally good layers and will lay consistently as long as you know where the nest is and keep removing the eggs. Mine used to lay inabout 3 or 4 cycles during 12 months and take a little break in between. It doesn't seem to bother them if the days are short as it does hens.

I think you will find there are good laying strains and poor ones also.

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#117290 - 09/20/18 12:22 AM Re: Egg laying strain of Muscovy duck? [Re: Foehn]
Etienne Offline
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Registered: 09/08/18
Posts: 4
Loc: Continental Europe
Ok, so yours lay around 90 to 160 eggs a year? Thanks for your reply

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