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Laughing duck?

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Thread Starter 

we visited the county fair this fall and saw the cutest little duck. It was rather small although it was full grown but instead of a quack it made a laughing sound. Almost like the penguin from the batman series LOL can anyone tell me what kind of it might have been?

post #2 of 14

What colour was it??  Can you describe it at all??  I have heard a muscovy that sounded like he is laughing... but never a smaller duck.

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post #3 of 14

Call ducks sound like they are laughing when they quack.

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post #4 of 14
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it was brown lol  I thought the name was Bantam but when I searched them they most certainly didn't look like the duck I saw.... I am almost certain it started with a B though

post #5 of 14

It was probably just a bantam breed ( that just means the duck is small ). Search grey call duck female, that might be what you are looking for!

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Wood Ducks, Mandarins,  Ringed Teal, Marble Teal, & Cinnamon Teal
Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
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post #6 of 14

All my ducks can do the laugh quack.  It's a five quack wack.  Sounds like they are laughing at a joke.

There are several ducks that are considered bantams.  If you do a google image search and type in bantam ducks, you'll get lots of hits.

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post #7 of 14
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it looked very similar to a female mallard... I searched the grey call ...it did not have the blue that is present in pictures of the ones I saw

post #8 of 14

You mean behind the wing? If it looked like a female mallard it probably was a grey call duck since it is basically a mallard just smaller.

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Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
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Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
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post #9 of 14

My runners laugh, and it does sound to me like The Penguin from the old Batman TV series.

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

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post #10 of 14

Haha yep... My Cayuga hens never did but my khaki campbells, calls, and BEI's did.

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Wood Ducks, Mandarins,  Ringed Teal, Marble Teal, & Cinnamon Teal
Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
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Spruce Creek Waterfowl
Wood Ducks, Mandarins,  Ringed Teal, Marble Teal, & Cinnamon Teal
Fawn & White Runners, Welsh Harlequins, & White Sebastopols
www.sprucecreekwaterfowl.webs.com
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