Pal-Mates — weekend web tip

M is for Motherhood and Muscovy.

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.
Muscovy Duck with black, white, and chocolate/white magpie ducklings — Jed Dwight