My Photos of Birds # 37


Muscovy Ducks (Mom and Babies go for a swim)

NOTE: Proud Mom is taking her six ducklings for a swim, giving them the direction and make sure that they get together.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

11 thoughts on “My Photos of Birds # 37

    • These ducks are endemic of the Americas. But you should know this: In one suggestion, it has been claimed that the Company of Merchant Adventurers to New Lands traded these ducks to Europe occasionally after 1550;[14] this chartered company became eventually known as the “Muscovy Company” or “Muscovite Company” so the ducks might thus have come to be called “Muscovite ducks” or “Muscovy ducks” in keeping with the common practice of attaching the importer’s name to the products they sold.[14] But while the Muscovite Company initiated vigorous trade with Russia, they hardly, if at all, traded produce from the Americas; thus, they are unlikely to have traded C. moschata to a significant extent. Thank you, John. 🙂

    • They are originated from the Americas. Once Columbus discovered America, They noticed that the ducks were heavy and large, from there on it was very popular because transatlantic voyages took many months at sea, then the carry more muscovy duck because would give more meat than chickens or regular size ducks, plus it was savory meat and rich in fat and proteins. You’re talking, more popular that Donal Duck! Thanks, Jane. 🙂

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