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post #11 of 80

I also breed and raise Ancona Call Ducks.

 

These are pure calls, some are a little larger bodied and have longer bills, but with the ancona pattern. I am working on size and conformation to get them smaller and more to the call duck body standard. So I usually have "culls" for sale if anyone wants some.

 

Here are some pics of my breeders and some of this years babies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #12 of 80

Just a few more of my standard anconas. These are some breeders and culls as they are all together for the winter now. Though I cull the non-keepers as people want them or as I have time to process for the freezer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #13 of 80
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Originally Posted by learycow View Post
 

If anyone is looking to raise these to help the breed, I would suggest doing extensive research before buying. There are many "breeders" who are actually cross breeding (resulting offspring can look like anconas but genetically are not pure) and selling as pure. Which does NOT help this breed since there are enough bloodlines of them where cross breeding is no longer necessary to improve and help the breed along. 

 

How would I know for sure?

post #14 of 80
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Originally Posted by MonTXChickens View Post
 

 

How would I know for sure?

You would need to know the bloodlines of your birds (or the ones you intend to buy).

Ask around. There are many reputable breeders (I'm happy to chat via PM if you want names and such) who are happy to discuss their birds and lines. 

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #15 of 80
I love mine. And I'm loving these pics! I'll try to add some pics later. I don't have any papers or anything on mine though. Is there away to have them tested @learycow ?
post #16 of 80

 

I bought a set of 6 Ancona Eggs off ebay 2 months ago and they all hatched and are growing great. I love them, they are really sweet ducks and they mingle with the other group of ducks well enough that they are starting to merge into one group now. Their colors are amazing!

post #17 of 80

@Doctorbeer wonderful pictures, it's fun to see the different markings on them. Congrats on a great hatch!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

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post #18 of 80
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Originally Posted by Twoandhelp View Post

I love mine. And I'm loving these pics! I'll try to add some pics later. I don't have any papers or anything on mine though. Is there away to have them tested @learycow ?

Unfortunately there isn't a test to find out.

Feel free to PM me where you got yours. I'd be happy to chat about them and tell you what I know!

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #19 of 80










I also am a small breeder of Ancona ducks. I absolutely love the breed and all the patterns and colors. We have black, blue, chocolate, and lavender in our breeding stock but we will be producing all possible colors this following year. I have been breeding ours for size, laying ability, color/pattern, temperment, and foraging ability. We get an assortment of egg colors also ranging from green, blue, white, and even black/grey eggs. They have been an awesome adventure here as we continue to improve each and every year on markings and consistency in size. Again, I absolutely LOVE Anconas! I will help anyone out with this breed at anytime. Feel free to PM me or @learycow! We both love the breed and to talk all things ancona!
Edited by minihorse927 - 12/1/15 at 5:38pm

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/minihorse927-swaps-page


NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/minihorse927-swaps-page


NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #20 of 80

Here an additional picture of eggs from our ancona. Everything left of the brown eggs are ancona. They are all eggs from this year's ducks that are just starting to lay so right now they aren't much bigger than a chicken egg but by spring they'll be huge!
Edited by minihorse927 - 12/1/15 at 5:29pm

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/minihorse927-swaps-page


NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/minihorse927-swaps-page


NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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