Congrats Julie. Maned ducks (Australian woodducks)are really hard to find.Just a thought but Ringed teal are pretty,friendly and easy birds to keep. Plus they have color year round and they are only one of the two species of ducks that make a whistling sound when they fly.Plus they make hilarious sounds. A great all around small duck that get along with mandies fine and use the same type raised nesting boxes. No permits needed and easy to find and purchase. Check em out. Shawn
There is a breeder with maned ducks that is a few hours away, but I will check into ring teal more. Friendly is mostly what I'm after. Love the little mandies, and I know no exotic is going to be anywhere near as tame as domestics, but I'd like something as tame as possible.
Thanks. It's so hard to judge size by pics, they looked like little ducks on stilts lol. If I get something big it's going to be a pair of geese like bar headed, and I'm not ready for that yet so I'll look more into the little ducks.