Where is Art located? I'm not particularly interested in shipping a call simply because of the cost and stress to the bird....... although... my birthday is coming up... and I'm pregnant
I'm not particularly worried about winning a show - yet :) I'm more into the experience and meeting other duck enthusiasts! I grew up breeding and showing rabbits and I miss the whole showing experience.
Can a non-standardized color still win, place, or not be DQ'ed in a show? I'm not too concerned about pollution in the bloodline as long as some of the offspring are show quality - I suspect I shouldn't have too much of a problem finding pet homes for unshowable calls, because they're freaking adorable!
Any colors to completely avoid mixing with white? At this point I'm now leaning toward blue bibbed, snowy, butterscotch, and spot.
He's in southern NY. I don't think there are any problems with shipping. He ships birds all over the world.
A non-standardized color can win BV. In sanctioned shows, things work differently from regional fairs and things like that. Non-standardized colors aren't a disqualification, they just can't qualify for the top prizes in sanctioned shows. Don't forget that SQ includes plumage, so mixing varieties can give you ducks that aren't SQ regardless how typey they are otherwise.
I don't know of any colors to avoid mixing with them if you're not going with a pure variety. All ducks are good ducks. One thing I can tell you is that snowy is very, very hard to breed for proper color and pattern if you're intending to show them.