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post #11 of 14

You can get a smaller drake, size won't matter.  If you got at Indian Runner, you would be amazed at how much less food they eat, and how much less room they occupy :)  I would actualy hesitate to get a female duck, knowing he is an Aylesbury.  He could hurt a smaller duck if he tried to mate with her, it is best to match mating pairs by size. 

 

Here are my two drakes, best buddies!

 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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post #12 of 14
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OMG What beautiful drakes!  Oh you are so lucky to have them so tame like that.  How did you do it?  I can just about scratch Ronnie's chest and beak now.  Dont you just adore ducks.  I love him so much.  I do worry he is lonely though.   Here are my two coming towards the back door having a shout. You can see Stella the saucy chicken in the background :-)

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Originally Posted by julia305 View Post

OMG What beautiful drakes!  Oh you are so lucky to have them so tame like that.  How did you do it?  I can just about scratch Ronnie's chest and beak now.  Dont you just adore ducks.  I love him so much.  I do worry he is lonely though.   Here are my two coming towards the back door having a shout. You can see Stella the saucy chicken in the background :-)

She does look saucy! Every flock has their little hoochie, mine is Honey smile.png I handled my ducks a lot as ducklings. I have 4 kids, and they were held all day, every day. I have 6 ducks I did not raise, and they merely tolerate my existence. Your boys are beautiful!
Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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post #14 of 14
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Lol I guess I didn't pick mine up enough. The two chickens that the fox killed were my tame ones. I just love that photo I'd give anything for Ronnie to sit on my shoulder. I adore my flock don't they just bring joy to your life
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