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What books and publications are useful to learn about Ornamentals and Exotic fowl?

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 I raise domestic waterfowl and  show a bit..... but am interested in learning  about  Ornamental and Exotics to maybe add....  I  couldn't  find any 'stickies' or  where to begin...  thinking of  starting  with  some easy waterfowl.... and  possibly  peacocks  or  ornamental pheasants

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Read through this and that's basically everything you need to know.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/345303/the-migratory-ornamental-waterfowl-info-thread
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Keep in mind exotics can not be housed with domestics and are not near as tame.
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Keep in mind exotics can not be housed with domestics and are not near as tame.
+1 cajunfowl0, Pheasants should not be kept with domestic poultry. Chickens have disease's that pheasants have no immunity to...what won't do harm to a chicken will kill a pheasant.
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Yeah that's what I meant by exotics. Pheasants included. The only exotics that Ik off that can be housed with domestics are tinamous but it's still not advised
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Keep in mind exotics can not be housed with domestics and are not near as tame.

Yes they can ornamental waterfowl and domestic waterfowl can be housed together , they just have to be bantam domestics, our mandarins and call ducks get along great
Edited by Buck Oakes - 3/22/16 at 11:28am
I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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The size of the domestic fowl have nothing to do with it. Domestics birds all carry certain illnesses that wildfowl are not immune to. Call ducks have been known to be housed with domestics but not without major problems. I just got back from Pinola and got a lot of one on one with Jakob. Trust me. If you care about the birds don't house them with domestics.
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