Originally Posted by HeritageGoose13
Muscovies are your best bet, as they live wild in Florida already.
Stay away from fatty meat breeds like Rouens, since they release body heat very very slowly.
In general smaller breeds will do better like Indian Runners, which are native to a warm Indian climate.
Ducks do overheat very easily. It is important that they have shade.
I do like the Indian Runners and those were my first choice but they're described as nervous and flighty (at least in the catalogs and websites I looked at). Since these will be my first, I thought maybe something calmer would be a better choice. I understand some of the temperament varies from bird to bird.
We have a lot of shade in the area we are looking at setting up a duck house/area. We definitely had to take shade into account for our flock of chickens too.
What do you think about Khaki Campbells and Blue Swedish, do you think they would do ok here?
(I tried asking on the FL state thread and only got back 1 reply from someone that owns KC's. No other recommendations were offered.)