The Muscovy have wart-like ‘caruncles’ on their face that develop with age. This is especially the case with the males. As they are perching ducks, they have sharp toenails on their web feet. The duck is much lighter than the drake and the meat is lean and red. The duck is a good sitter and mother. The Muscovy are a popular breed in Australia.
There are about 14 colour varieties. From black, blue, chocolate to white. There are 9 main colours in the magpie patterns.
|Drake||4.5 – 6.3 Kg|
|Duck||2.3 – 3.2 Kg|