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Poll Results: duck breeds

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% of voters (0)
    mallard
  • 0% of voters (0)
    pekin
  • 25% of voters (1)
    call
  • 25% of voters (1)
    magpie
  • 25% of voters (1)
    cayuga
  • 0% of voters (0)
    rouen
  • 0% of voters (0)
    capbell
  • 25% of voters (1)
    runner
  • 0% of voters (0)
    swedish
  • 25% of voters (1)
    mascovy
  • 0% of voters (0)
    buff
  • 0% of voters (0)
    crested
  • 25% of voters (1)
    welsh haliquin
  • 0% of voters (0)
    gold star hybrid
  • 0% of voters (0)
    mix breed
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

hi! i just started a thread on favorite chicken breeds and i am also a duck lover so i thought i would do one on duck breeds, too

 

like the chicken breed one i will list 15 duck breeds and you vote for 1 ( or 2 if you cant make up you mind) and you post which one/ones you voted for and we will see what the favorite breed is!

Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

Reply
post #2 of 9

I picked two: Runner and Cayuga. Both breeds are among my small duck flock of nine that also consists of Mallards, Khaki Campbells, and a Buff. Indigo (Indi), Ebony, and Jade are by far by my favorite girls!

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 9/26/15 at 6:20pm

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I voted for call and magpie, I owned a magpie drake last year and he was so tame and sweet, he would come up to me and jump on my lap whenever I sat down, I voted for call because I own some and they are so cute! I have owned Cayuga, Swedish, and runner but I like my calls and magpie better smile.png
Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

Reply
Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

Reply
post #4 of 9

Welsh Harlequins have been my favorite thus far. They're beautiful with their light colored plumage with darker markings and I love their dark bills. They also lay like champs if you like the eggs.Mine also happen to be the second quietest breed of duck I've had... next to the muscovies.

 

 

youngsters

 

 

Golden phase hen

 

Golden phase welsh harlequin female moulting as you may be able to tell from her wings.

 

Whisper

 

Silver phase drake

 

young female on the left and young male on the right

 

Cookie


Edited by Adorkable - 9/27/15 at 6:46pm
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Cute!
Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

Reply
post #6 of 9

Thank you. They're really nice to have around and very quiet. :)

post #7 of 9

I love them, @Adorkable!!!!! How many ducks do you have?

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Alexandra33 View Post
 

I love them, @Adorkable!!!!! How many ducks do you have?

 

-Alex


Thankies! I started with 6 but they all turned out to be drakes... they were muscovies, 1 khaki campbell and 2 pekins, so I rehomed those.

 

Then I ordered a second batch (sexed) of 7 from Metzer Farms. 4 Welshie girls, 1 Welshie drake, 1 cayuga girl, 1 Pekin.  I rehomed them all except 2 gold phase Welsh Harlequins. They are a lot of work and we had a huge problem with flies when we had 7 ducks, but I didn't want to be without ducks so I kept Cookie and Whisper. So I only have 2 right now, but I love having them around. They make the cutest little sounds.

post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adorkable View Post
 


Thankies! I started with 6 but they all turned out to be drakes... they were muscovies, 1 khaki campbell and 2 pekins, so I rehomed those.

 

Then I ordered a second batch (sexed) of 7 from Metzer Farms. 4 Welshie girls, 1 Welshie drake, 1 cayuga girl, 1 Pekin.  I rehomed them all except 2 gold phase Welsh Harlequins. They are a lot of work and we had a huge problem with flies when we had 7 ducks, but I didn't want to be without ducks so I kept Cookie and Whisper. So I only have 2 right now, but I love having them around. They make the cutest little sounds.

Welshies are beautiful! That was a breed on my list, but I ended up getting different ones. :)

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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