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post #1 of 9
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ok so i know pekins are flightless but what other breeds dont fly? i want more ducks (maybe more variety) but i dont want a breed that can fly.

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post #2 of 9

I always thought rouens were really pretty.  A female could make a nice nest with your male pekin. 

How's your duck doing?

post #3 of 9

None of mine can - we have Khaki Campbells, Rouens, Runners, Blue Swedes, Magpies and Anconas.

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post #4 of 9

only small breeds can fly.  Calls, black east indies, mallards, snowy mallards, mini appleyards, ect. can fly because they are small and lightweight.  i believe silkies are the only "small" duck that can't fly, due to the weird feathers.

Runners occassionally can fly depending on how small they are.  I have two runners, one is 3 1/2lbs the other is closer to 5lbs, neither can fly.

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He is doing better by the day. I may be getting 2 female pekins to keep him companu and possibly get eggs by next spring and incubate!

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He is doing better by the day. I may be getting 2 female pekins to keep him companu and possibly get eggs by next spring and incubate!


That can be a really good project for you.  Maybe you can show them at the local fair.

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Would love to show some. Only issue being I have no incubator to hatch and I know pekins aren't very broody

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post #8 of 9

Don't incubate pekins because they drown. They need their mum to waterproof them.

post #9 of 9

you can incubate them you just have to know how if you couldnt incubate them then hatcheries wouldnt be able to sell ducklings like they do

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5637221_incubate-pekin-duck-eggs.html

 

heres a video on youtube of a candleing

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDNsAjcPfuI

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