Saturday, 16 January 2010

Muscovy Duck?


If you've seen the comments on the previous post, you'll know that there's been some discussion about a duck (or possibly not a duck) which appears in my December photos on flickr. There are quite a few of these at Norbury Junction, and we've never known quite what they are. Halfie reckons they're Muscovy Ducks, and provides a fairly convincing case. Unless anyone else knows differently.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Adam!

I'm a bit amazed that these funny creatures have survived - when we've passed them before (in our previous share boat) they seemed so slow and ungainly - luckily we didn't have greyhounds then......

Sue, Indigo Dream

Jill and Graham said...

I have been told that it is from a cross between Muscovy and another breed of duck that the Gresham breed of duck was produced, and lovely eating the Gresham makes!

Les and Chris H said...

The duck in your picture is a Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata). take a look at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm for confirmation. Yes they do make good eating anyune got an orange or two to spare