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We just found out there are Silky Ducks, anyone have a some they can post some pictures of?!?!??!...Ayone know where to buy some silky duck eggs from?!?!....

Parents of a 25yr old human daughter, 23 Silkies, 2 Muscovies, 2 Khaki Campbells, 1 Pekins, 2 Black Runners, 1 Fawn Runners, 4 runner mixes & 5 dogs...

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Parents of a 25yr old human daughter, 23 Silkies, 2 Muscovies, 2 Khaki Campbells, 1 Pekins, 2 Black Runners, 1 Fawn Runners, 4 runner mixes & 5 dogs...

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post #2 of 10

Rainplace has them smile I would love to have some! They look so pretty! The eggs are EXTREMELY hard to incubate though I hear. I know a few others on here have them as well, hope they show up for you smile

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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post #3 of 10

All of ours are black.

Here's Sissy a two year old female:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/rainplace/ducks/P1010344-1.jpg

Chloe, one year:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/rainplace/ducks/P1010350.jpg

Mario and Sissy:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/rainplace/ducks/silky-m.jpg

Mario:
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n185/rainplace/ducks/P1010268.jpg

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post #4 of 10

I have a black, snowy, and mallard.  I hatched all three luckily!

It's supposed to be a challenge, that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way.
Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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It's supposed to be a challenge, that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way.
Life is but a flash of light between two eternities of darkness.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, yet few people can hold it.
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post #5 of 10

Wow, really cool looking duckies!  Just beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Goat_Walker 

Rainplace has them smile I would love to have some! They look so pretty! The eggs are EXTREMELY hard to incubate though I hear. I know a few others on here have them as well, hope they show up for you smile


Interesting! Why would the eggs be harder to incubate? From what I understand Calls are harder cos they got the wee little bills - is there a reason for the silkies hatching difficult? --I'm not being a smartaleck, I'm new and don't know stuff! hu

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1 greyhound, 1 boxer, 3 cats, and 1 quaker parrot. Landscape crew: 1 mini horse, 4 tiny goats! 
A gorgeous rainbow flock of Ancona ducks, American Buff geese, & Narragansett turkeys. 

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Toadbriar - prints and original paintings

visit the Art Farm!
1 greyhound, 1 boxer, 3 cats, and 1 quaker parrot. Landscape crew: 1 mini horse, 4 tiny goats! 
A gorgeous rainbow flock of Ancona ducks, American Buff geese, & Narragansett turkeys. 

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post #7 of 10

The exact reason is not known.  The eggs seem to develop well but then things go wrong at hatch.  Some think it's a humidity issue, but as far as I know this has not bee substantiated.  Natural incubation tends to get much better results.

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post #8 of 10

You can get silkie ducks from Holderread hatchery. I have some ordered from them due to arrive the first of may. Norman.

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I have a beautiful Black Silky Drake up for auction here on BYC! He is beautiful smile Here is the link  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4378390

"From troubles of the world I turn to ducks, Beautiful comical things" Frank W. Harvey

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Revolutionmama-Ranch/107928304406 or http://picturetrail.com/homePage/revolutionmama
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"From troubles of the world I turn to ducks, Beautiful comical things" Frank W. Harvey

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Revolutionmama-Ranch/107928304406 or http://picturetrail.com/homePage/revolutionmama
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post #10 of 10

you duck people!
barnie

what am i to do????
must have silky duck>>>>
droolin

southwestern pa?
gah!  cant have anything like that til i find a place to live to keep them.
geez.
hit

you never stop, just when i thought i had it under control,
someone posts the ultimate bird!
silky ducks!


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