Domestic muscovy duck

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Domestic muscovy duck
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A Piebald Muscovy drake
Domesticated
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Cairina
Species: C. moschata
Subspecies: C. m. domestica
Trinomial name
Cairina moschata domestica
(Donkin, 1989)
Synonyms

Cairina moschata momelanotus

The domestic muscovy duck (Cairina moschata domestica) is a domesticated form of the wild muscovy duck originated in South America. It is bred for meat, feathers, eggs, pets and sometimes as guard animals.[1]

Domestic varieties[edit]

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Chocolate
  • Pied (white with any color mixed)
  • White
  • Lavender
  • Bronze
  • Ripple
  • and many more pastel colors, but these are very rare.

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