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Originally Posted by ViolinPlayer123 View Post
 

Do they ever fight mymontsters?


Nope, not really. :) There's some neck-pulling occasionally, but it doesn't look rough and nobody gets left out moving around and such, no lost feathers or balds spots or other signs of distress in them.

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Originally Posted by HannahDuckLover View Post
 

Drakes usually only fight if there are females to fight over.

This. I ended up with the ugly odds of 5 drakes and 2 hens, so I rehomed the hens and the person who took them asked if she could take a drake with them since she had 1 female, and since it would be the one drake for the 3 hens at her place I thought it was a good idea. I thought I would be sad about not having any duck eggs or girls but I find myself not missing it much, I get more then plenty from my chickens.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok so I am going to update this with a duck comparison chart that I made and a couple other things either today or tomorrow it's just that today is my brothers birthday!! Also I would really love pics of silver Appleyards!!

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #13 of 16

It's possible to buy ducks of different breeds. If you're getting 2 drakes and 3 females, you could get, for example, one Magpie, one Swedish, one Silver Appleyard, one Welsh Harlequin, and one Buff. The only problem is that you'd need to find different sources for each, and any offspring will be crossbreeds. But you won't have any inbreeding problems that way.

 

These are Silver Appleyards: (pictures from Flickr)

 

Appleyard Head by Holly Occhipinti

 

Appleyard Drake Flapping by Sarah Jane

 

 

There's a few pictures here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/silver-appleyard

My happy, beloved little Muscovy flock: Captain, King, BB (Big Boy), Creamy, Daphne, Lilac, Moon, Meg, Ivy, Gracie, Whisper, Star, Hope, Lucky, Sweet Pea, Joy, Snow, Skylar, Misty, Kiwi Jr., Coffee, Peaches, Amiga, Chippy, and Cola.

 

My website: www.raising-ducks.com

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/backyardjungle04/

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My happy, beloved little Muscovy flock: Captain, King, BB (Big Boy), Creamy, Daphne, Lilac, Moon, Meg, Ivy, Gracie, Whisper, Star, Hope, Lucky, Sweet Pea, Joy, Snow, Skylar, Misty, Kiwi Jr., Coffee, Peaches, Amiga, Chippy, and Cola.

 

My website: www.raising-ducks.com

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/backyardjungle04/

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post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I can't do that as this is for the fair and i need 1 drake and 2 females at least. I'm just about to post the duck comparison chart!

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

Never mind about the whole duck comparison chart thing. I have decided!!!

 

 

1 Silver Appleyard Drake

2 White Pekin Ducks

1 Saxony Duck

 

 

1 Welsh Harlequin Duck

1 Buff Drake

1 Blue or Black Swedish Duck

1 Cayuga Duck

 

2 White Call Ducks

1 White Call Drake

1 Black or Blue Magpie


Edited by ViolinPlayer123 - 10/31/15 at 11:02am

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

The only thing is i kind of want something crested.  I will be ordering from either Johnson's Waterfowl and Mezter or Holderreads and Ideal.

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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12 Hens of Assorted Breeds

4 Pullets-Barred Rock Bantam, White Cochin, Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Speckled Sussex

1 Magpie Drake
 ​4 Magpie Ducks
   ​1 Netherland Dwarf Bunny-Button
1 Mini Aussie Shepherd Puppy-Hobbes
​1 Goldfish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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