DOMESTIC VARIETY SPECIES SUMMARY PAGE

Anas platyrhynchos domesticus x Cairina moschata domesticus - Mule duck:

Summary Information
Kingdoms / Animalia / Craniata / Aves / Anseriformes / Anatidae / Anas - Cairina / Species
Alternative Names
Wild Type ("Parent") Species Anas platyrhynchos domesticus -Domestic duck and Cairina moschata domesticus - Domestic Muscovy duck
Comparison with Wild Type Species The mule duck is larger and faster growing than either parent (domestic Muscovy ducks and domestic mallard-descended ducks), but is sterile (B7).
General Description Large ducks (B7).
Further Information Mule ducks or mulards are bred for meat production, being large and fast-growing (B7).

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