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Hello!  

 

Looking to see if anyone else trains stock dogs.  And if so, is there a relatively quiet breed that I can work with?  I live on 2 acres, the neighbors are sort of close by and want to make sure they don't annoy them. :) 

 

I read that Cayuga ducks are pretty quiet-do they flock well?  

 

Thank you in advanced! 

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Sorry I don't know much about ducks or stock dog training but, if you post on the  "Duck thread."   I'm sure people could advise you on the most suitable breeds.  I think I have heard of some folks using  runner ducks.

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:welcome

 

I'm just starting to learn about ducks (I have chickens now) and I've read comments that some breeds of ducks are quieter (and sometimes drakes are quieter than hens) but you would be best off asking the experts on the duck forum:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

If you'd like to share stories and pictures about your stock dogs, this is a good place for that:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock

 

It would be fun to see a picture of some of your dogs if you would like to share.

 

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Welcome to BYC.  All of the herding exhibitions that I have seen have involved Indian Runner ducks.  I think that perhaps because of their slender builds they hold up better than the heavier ducks.

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Welcome to BYC.  All of the herding exhibitions that I have seen have involved Indian Runner ducks.  I think that perhaps because of their slender builds they hold up better than the heavier ducks.


X2.  Indian runners are what are used around here.  Also they can't fly so there is no chance of their escaping the dog herding by taking off.

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Originally Posted by Sillyblondie36 View Post
 

Hello!  

 

Looking to see if anyone else trains stock dogs.  And if so, is there a relatively quiet breed that I can work with?  I live on 2 acres, the neighbors are sort of close by and want to make sure they don't annoy them. :) 

 

I read that Cayuga ducks are pretty quiet-do they flock well?  

 

Thank you in advanced! 

The Indian Runner would be a better choice. Indian Runners used to be and sometimes still used to train herding dogs. Indian Runners are the only ducks that can run instead of waddle, they are excellent layers too. The hen can be loud when in danger but tend to be quiet and the drakes can't quack, and Indian Runners are flightless.

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