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Duck breeds for meat
Ducks breeds are commercially bred for meat. The majority of people enjoy eating duck meat. The American Pekin is the most popular meat duck in the United States.
There are numerous duck breeds around the world, but for commercial purposes, we would like to consider hybrid breeds with early maturity.
The Muscovy duck also known as the Cairina moschata originates from America. This breed of duck is known to have been bred by the Native Americans. Below are the characteristics of the muscovy duck.
|No.||Characteristics of a Muscovy duck|
|1.||They lay about 190 eggs annually.|
|2.||Muscovy ducks have heavy bodies|
|3.||Muscovy duck has creamy color eggs|
|4.||Male ducks when matured weigh about 4.5 – 6.7 kg|
|5.||Matured females weigh 2.5 – 3.6 kg|
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