As a broody duck, nothing can match the Muscovy. She’s a big bird, but able to be gentle and diligent. Despite looking fierce, with warty red caruncles around their faces, Muscovies are usually a quiet breed.
The wild Muscovy, Cairina moschata, originates in South America and is a mainly black bird with a white wing patch. Domesticated before the start of the Common Era, the Muscovy is the only domestic breed not to be descended from the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos.