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Ancona ducks?

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Anyone else have these? I have 3,and wanting more. I don't know of many hatcheries that have them, I know Cackle does though.

post #2 of 27

They sure are cute, but I don't know anything about them
http://www.countryhatchery.net/images/AnconaDuckFlock.jpg

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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post #3 of 27

Holderreads has them:
www.holderreadfarm.com
also SandHIll Preservation:
http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/index.html

Home to  3 ducks ( Stanley & Daisy WH,  & Magpie " Ellie",   1 hen ,  3 cats, 2 dogs, backyard full of squirrels and song birds.
http://www.duckhaven.org/
http://www.mthollyducksanctuary.com/

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Home to  3 ducks ( Stanley & Daisy WH,  & Magpie " Ellie",   1 hen ,  3 cats, 2 dogs, backyard full of squirrels and song birds.
http://www.duckhaven.org/
http://www.mthollyducksanctuary.com/

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post #4 of 27

I just ordered 30 ancona ducklings from Holderreads.

post #5 of 27

Dar- I can't believe you kept that order a secret!  When are they coming?
-Trailhound

post #6 of 27

Shhh... AK knows I ordered them, but she doesn't know how many.  I requested the week of 7 April for delivery.

I also ordered 6 Pilgrims.

That should give me plenty of time to get the coop done.  As soon as the ground thaws I will be borrowing my neighbor's backhoe to run water and electricity.  I am putting in doors and windows right now.

post #7 of 27

Fun, fun!  30 may not be so hard to justify- I advertised eggs for sale at work and am sold out two weeks in advance.  Looks like I am going to have to build a separate duck pen so I can get more chickens and ducks to keep up with demand. 

Hmm, since they are a rare breed you can also tell her that you can always sell them if it turns out to be too many...

Oh dear, I can't believe I am plotting against my best friend!  Surely she won't be mad though!

I am hung up on those sebastapol geese.  Ack!  And I want Khacki Campbells, Silver Appleyards.  I'll warn you-farm birds are addictive.

I can't wait to see your spotty ducks and hear how they do.  Then I will probably want some of those too.  ugh!

post #8 of 27

Yes...they are!!!!

Growing your own takes too long...maybe I need to order some....LOLOL

7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
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7 quacking ducks, 5 spazzy quail, 3 lazy cats, 2 grown sons, 1 goofy husband... and no partridge, but I have a pear tree!
My micro-farm blog - www.bluefeatherfarm.blogspot.com
Duck pond and biofilter information- http://tinyurl.com/lfgeg9
The Double-Decker Brooder Thread- http://tinyurl.com/nf8zm5
Reply
post #9 of 27

30 is not too many.  With 30 birds I should be able to recoup my investment, including housing and fencing, and make a small profit.

post #10 of 27

Hello, Everyone!!!
           I was searching for Ancona duck info and just found this link. I currently have a flock of 13 Anconas ......mostly Black/White. My original stock came from Holderreads in 2004. I absolutely LOVE these ducks!!! Not only are they beautiful, they're also very friendly,calm and fantastic layers. I'm looking to infuse some new blood into my flock.  Anyone out there willing to sell or trade eggs?!? Mine aren't laying yet....but hopefully sometime soon. I've had fantastic luck hatching ducklings from this flock. I'm located in Ellenville, New York. Have a great day!!!!
                                                                                                                                    Sincerely, Kathy

Home to 98 chickens (BLRW's, SL Wyandottes, Blue Splash Marans, assorted Cochin banties,Mille Fleurs, Seramas, Jersey Giants, Blue Splash Orps, EE's,and many others).Ducks: Magpies, Anconas, Welsh Harls., Cayugas,etcetera. Also 5 dogs, a cat, 5 geese and 2 Blue Slate turkeys. That's it......for now!! A Believer in The Olde Ways. Taking orders for Ancona and Magpie duck hatching eggs.
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Home to 98 chickens (BLRW's, SL Wyandottes, Blue Splash Marans, assorted Cochin banties,Mille Fleurs, Seramas, Jersey Giants, Blue Splash Orps, EE's,and many others).Ducks: Magpies, Anconas, Welsh Harls., Cayugas,etcetera. Also 5 dogs, a cat, 5 geese and 2 Blue Slate turkeys. That's it......for now!! A Believer in The Olde Ways. Taking orders for Ancona and Magpie duck hatching eggs.
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