Our muscovy patrol are the best bug control you could ask for!
They don’t quack so they go about their business pretty much silently. The muscovy drake makes a dry hissing sound and the hen a quiet trilling coo. The males are twice the size of the females. The drakes waddle around with great effort no wonder when you see the size of them. The males most distinctive features are a bare red face with a pronounced caruncle at the base of the bill and a low erectile crest of feathers. They are not faithful to one duck but like a whole bevy of lovely ladies! We recommend only keeping one drake with your ducks as the boys can get over keen. They have very social behaviour: meeting and greeting with lots of neck waving, low hissing and trills and tail wagging. They must have some great conversations! They are also great weed eaters and polish off any feed or scraps lying around. The females are petite and like the drakes have very sharp claws. Once the ducks are experienced sitters they make devoted mothers and raise the young exceptionally well teaching them all they need to know. One of our mums has just raised 18 ducklings all the way through to teenagehood. We gave her a gold medal for being so patient with that many kids!
The eggs make good eating and are great for baking sponges. The drakes make excellent table birds.
The meat is lean when compared to the fatty meat of mallard-derived ducks, its leanness and tenderness being often compared to veal. The carcass of a muscovy drake is also much heavier than most other domestic ducks, which makes it ideal for the dinner table. We have bred some beautiful colours blue, blue and white and splash.
Super happy, very friendly service and very fast delivery
17/09/2019 by Guest
I was impressed by the following: Very fast delivery Good instruction manuals Neat design, no fitting or assembly issues at all, but I hate the double clips! Overall very good service and product - thanks Guys!
16/09/2019 by Karel
Hi, the incubator arrived in Auckland this morning. A big thank you for your amazing service and super quick courier it was greatly appreciated. Jodie
16/09/2019 by Guest
Great product! I couldn't recommend this enough. The product turned up as described and is incredibly robust.
Excellent service too.
09/09/2019 by Damion
Quality product delivered within days and great communication!
04/09/2019 by Guest
I finally treated my hens to one of these water feeders. I love that it has such a big reservoir and that the dark colour keeps the water fresh and clear. Makes it easy for me to go away for longer without needing to top up their water. Would highly recommend, will last a lifetime and worth the investment.
04/09/2019 by Guest
Parcel arrived - can't wait to set it up! I contacted your company by phone and was greeted by a very pleasant member of your staff. Great service and great delivery. Thank you from Joan and Alan Yates in Wainuiomata
02/09/2019 by Guest
Really great to be able to clean these cages properly and so easily. Also the inside of the cage is noticeably warmer with the insulation provided by the omlet range. The inside of the cages feels warmer than my house...
26/08/2019 by Guest
Love my new nest boxes and the chickens have got used to them really quickly...eggs with in a couple of hours. Easy to install as well. Quick delivery..great service!!!
23/08/2019 by Guest
This is a fabulous waterer - well designed, sturdy, good looking and the chooks immediately drank from it! Excellent customer service from Appletons. I received it within two days up to Auckland. Very happy :)
13/08/2019 by Catherine
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