Muscovy duck

Muscovy duck
Muscovy duck is a waterfowl in the genus Cairina (Cairina moschata) were from Mexico, Central America and South America. In addition, these birds have several regional names such as Indian Duck, duck Muscovite, Guinea duck, duck Turkish, Pato etc.. While in culinary contexts, these birds are called the Barbary Duck, and on the island of Java, Indonesia is known for its duck stuck (entoq) or duck Manila.

Muscovy duck's body shape has a moderate to a large stature. In the wild, heavy Muscovy reach 3-7 kg. While in captivity, Muscovy male can reach 10 kg. Physically, Muscovy ducks have characteristics as follows:
  • Large head, the head of the left and right skin lumps or warts are bright red.
  • Part of short, narrow and flat yellowish
  • Neck short and large
  • Wide chest and large
  • Short legs, strong yellowish orange
  • Long wings and powerful
  • Feathers, generally blue-black mix, there is also the dominant white
  • In the wild, they can fly away.
  • The tail is wide and short
  • The large and flat
  • Long, sharp nails
  • Skin yellow body
  • At the base of the upper half of the meat there is growing
Behaviour and Food
This is the resident wildlife swamp forests, lakes, rivers and farmland, and at night, these birds are always perched in a tree. This species is omnivorous animals, their food source obtained from the surface of shallow water in the form of small fish, reptiles, insects, and plants or seeds is easy.

These birds are not noisy like the behavior of domestic ducks. Entoq
female hissing noises like hissing snakes. Whereas males will issue a sharp hissing sound, while moving the head and tail, if there are predators or other animals nuisance

Mating and Breeding
Muscovy duck mating behavior such as mallard ducks, where their partner does not last long. When the females begin to lay eggs, males will leave and join a group of other males. Usually females nesting in holes in trees. After laying around 8-16 items, she will incubate the eggs for 35 days. During that time, the mother rarely left the nest, except for food or water.

Basically baby Muscovy ducks have precocial properties, meaning they are born with eyes open and able to swim, but cold weather can be bad and threatening the life of this baby. After the hatch and get out of his shell, they will remain with its mother for warmth. They will stay with their mothers dive approximately 10-12 weeks to be able to live independently.

In Indonesia, manila duck (wild duck) is maintained in many rural areas and is commonly used as a parent, local duck eggs to incubate eggs or chicken.

Domesticated Muscovy ducks can not fly away like a wild Muscovy. In addition to incubating eggs used for local duck and chicken, they also kept for their meat and feathers. In rural duck is not grounded but allowed to roam free, they find their own food, both in lakes, beaches, swamps or rivers. Owners also often provide additional benefits such as food and leftovers of rice bran and vegetables.

Farms do not grow like wild duck laying ducks local farms, because they slow the proliferation and the number of eggs slightly. But poultry is often intercrossed intercrossed with domestic ducks ducks that produce superior hybrid broiler-called mule duck.

Mule duck
Serati ducks, mule duck, duck moulard is the name for the hybrid duck (Anas platyrchynchos crossbreeding with Muscovy Cairina moschata domesticus duck). In Taiwan, one of the many mule duck bred, derived from the crossbreeding between Kaiya female duck, Peking duck male with Tsiaya, and the Muscovy duck. In Indonesia, duck Serati this is the result of crossbreeding between Muscovy ducks Alabio females with males.

Entoq meat dishes is one of the preferred food of the villagers. Besides having a soft flesh, clay and savory, wild duck meat has a fairly complete nutritional value and is not inferior to beef, chicken, sheep and goats. Another first is the duck meat lower in fat than animal meat on top.

Roasted duck or roast duck is a duck dish is most preferred. In Minahasa, duck meat is one of the favorite foods and always exist in a variety of wedding reception. Manado people call this dish with the name Duck Garo Rica. This dish of duck meat is cut into diced with different herbs, like ginger, turmeric, salt, lemongrass, lime leaves, scallions. basil, red onion, and spicy chili.

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