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post #261 of 718

This question may have already been answered, but...

When do mandies typically start laying?  Mine are kept in an indoor aviary with a nesting box, but not laying yet.  They are about 9 months old.

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La Fleches, Langashans, Silkies, Cochins, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Crevecouers, Polish, Turkens, Ameracuanas, Pilgrim Geese, Ducks of every kind :)

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post #262 of 718

We are in Michigan and ours start mid March we just found two white mandys and a regular mandy with eggs yesterday

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Lots of Ornamental Waterfowl,a few Pheasants, Quail, Large breed Wyandottes, OEG bantams,  a pack of hounds, four boys and a very understanding wife.
http://www.fillmorehollowwaterfowl.com
Check us out on Facebook at Fillmore Hollow Waterfowl

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post #263 of 718

NJ- just found 6 eggs in our reg Mandy nextbox. wee.gif

Lisa

lucky lady who has 1 very patient hubby, 5 kids ages 16-29, 2 dogs, 9 cats,  8 Mandarins,  and about 25 chickens  (mostly BCM, with a few others)
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lucky lady who has 1 very patient hubby, 5 kids ages 16-29, 2 dogs, 9 cats,  8 Mandarins,  and about 25 chickens  (mostly BCM, with a few others)
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post #264 of 718

Mine havent layed yet that I know of but anyday now looking at the heavy bottoms. Good deal Waterdog and especially Lisa. I knew you were wanting some bad. thumbsup.gif My cape teal and the cubans beat them to the punch this time and started laying yesterday. Now 2 eggs each.Have to check all the boxes tommorrow for sure. Good luck everyone! 

Quack Addict.  About 60 exotic and migratory waterfowl here but love to hunt ducks as well. Ironic huh? Also raise some ornamental pheasants and some peafowl as well. And a very understanding wife of over 25 years!                                                                                                                           
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Quack Addict.  About 60 exotic and migratory waterfowl here but love to hunt ducks as well. Ironic huh? Also raise some ornamental pheasants and some peafowl as well. And a very understanding wife of over 25 years!                                                                                                                           
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post #265 of 718

Thanks DD!  tongue.png I sure hope she lays a bunch and does the setting for me (I'll take them near the end like I did the last batch last year...and finish them in the incubator if we get that far.) Ok, as long as I'm hoping, I'll hope for mostly females in this clutch too, since I'm still overrun with males. fl.gif

Lisa

lucky lady who has 1 very patient hubby, 5 kids ages 16-29, 2 dogs, 9 cats,  8 Mandarins,  and about 25 chickens  (mostly BCM, with a few others)
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lucky lady who has 1 very patient hubby, 5 kids ages 16-29, 2 dogs, 9 cats,  8 Mandarins,  and about 25 chickens  (mostly BCM, with a few others)
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post #266 of 718


They are all so beautigul.  It would be hard to say which is nicer.

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Originally Posted by SilverWoodDuck View Post

On my last post pictures are red and black mandarins. The same black male was in the all photos. 

 

There are  visual differences in males in the black mutation. Some have darker breasts, and some lighter (without brown). I have a darker males and only to such leave for further reproduction.

I'll show you the pictures. You can see the difference between dark and bright  black mandarin breast.

 

2Mandnoir.jpg

 



This is a picture of my colleagues from France.

 

MwildMblack.jpg

 

They are all black males,but one normal. For me is more beautiful darker ( that I have).

 

 

Peacock are you found the pictures of blond wood ducks?

 

Sandar

 

 

 

 



These are sooo pretty! love.gif



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Originally Posted by SilverWoodDuck View Post

My blond and white mandarins - comparisons

 

blond & white male

blond7.jpg

 

 

Blond male

blond 1.jpg

 

 

Blond male

blond 4.jpg

 

 

Blond male

blond 2.jpg

 

 

Blond male

blond 9.jpg

 

 

 

Blond male, blond female and white female in the background.

blond8.jpg

 

Sandar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

NPIP tested geese, ducks, chickens, and turkeys

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NPIP tested geese, ducks, chickens, and turkeys

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post #267 of 718

Magellan Goose Eggs>>>>>Falkland Islands , Sea LIon island , Upland Goose or Magellan Goose Chloephaga picta , nest. (1566-662492 / D88-1312638 © age fotostock)

post #268 of 718

Congrats Animallady !Wish mine would lay. Is it just an open nest. What state are you in? What do you feed em?

Quack Addict.  About 60 exotic and migratory waterfowl here but love to hunt ducks as well. Ironic huh? Also raise some ornamental pheasants and some peafowl as well. And a very understanding wife of over 25 years!                                                                                                                           
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Quack Addict.  About 60 exotic and migratory waterfowl here but love to hunt ducks as well. Ironic huh? Also raise some ornamental pheasants and some peafowl as well. And a very understanding wife of over 25 years!                                                                                                                           
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post #269 of 718

My Mandarins arent laying yet...:(

post #270 of 718
Do Mandarin lay every day or every other day?
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