The Muscovy Duck is a unique breed native to Central and South America, but it has been domesticated and can be found all around the world today. Unlike most ducks, Muscovies are quiet and have a calm temperament, making them a popular choice for both meat and egg production in backyard settings. They are easily identifiable by their red facial caruncles and, in the case of males, their larger size. Muscovies are also quite self-sufficient, skilled foragers, and good mothers, which adds to their appeal for small-scale farming and homesteading. Whether kept for ornamental purposes, meat, or eggs, the Muscovy Duck is a versatile and interesting breed to consider.