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The Magpie

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I want to tell you all about the magpie breed, which is my favorite.

To start here's a picture of my favorite Magpie Miel:

Oliver Drake and M. C. Gower-Williams of Wales are credited with the developing these charming duckies.

The name of this breed refers to its distinctive markings. The markings are hard to perfect.

Here's an example of an exceptionally marked magpie:

magpieDan%20Fenner.jpg

Black and Blue are the standard magpie colors. Silvers are a natural product of blues and Chocolates are extremely rare.

Magpies are a lightweight breed of duck, girls weighing about 5.5 pounds and boys around 6.0 pounds. Magpies are also very good layers, laying about 220-290 eggs a year ( or at least the girls do. :P ) They're excellent foragers, which is great, if you ask me! Now for some sad news: Magpies are rare :hit. Which is one reason I got a pair this spring, so I could breed them next year! I'm new to them, but I love them already! I hope their numbers increase, because they're such a sweet and charming breed!


Edited by The Duck Ladie - 5/13/16 at 4:53pm

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post #3 of 7
MoonMoon says that magpies are her favorite breed too
😂😂😂😂

tongue.png she's mad because I don't have any magpie drakes
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Hard not to love a magpie! My 2 are very animated, personable and adorable!

 

Mom of : 

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

 Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

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Mom of : 

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

 Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

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Originally Posted by AxolotlLove View Post

MoonMoon says that magpies are her favorite breed too
😂😂😂😂

tongue.png she's mad because I don't have any magpie drakes

You should get one! I got one he's such a dear.

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Originally Posted by The Duck Ladie View Post

You should get one! I got one he's such a dear.
I should. I bet Moon would make beautiful babies with eyebrows XD I should breed her my biggest Rouen and see if the babies have "eyebrows and mascara" too. Wouldn't that be cool? I bet they would be beautiful! Especially drakes. Oh! What if they had black bills too?! That would be the best!
Edited by AxolotlLove - 5/11/16 at 1:59pm
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Here's some pictures of my Magpies.

Miel:

 

 

Cheri:

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