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Anyone know where you can purches Magpie hatching eggs? I really Want some!!!droolin

         
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I know a breeder on BYC who have them. Her name is newbyduckmom she has a magpie pair. Maybe she would sell you some hu

A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

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A small flock of ducks (3 welsh harlequins and a rouen) a pair of american geese, a lovely anatiolian shepherd, and 10 ducklings ariving on march 18th!!!!!!

Come visit the blogs!!!

beforehoneycreekhollow.blogspot.com
honeycreekhollow.blogspot.com
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She's only thinking about breeding Magpies.  At this point my eggs would likely be hybrids.  Maybe next Spring.

Found this doing an internet search.  Don't know anything about them though. http://www.localharvest.org/magpie-duck-hatching-eggs-C11227


Edited by newbyduckmom - 12/14/11 at 4:46pm

Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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I have a small flock of Holderead blue Magpies (a drake and three ducks).  They are with some WH ducks but the only drake is Magpie and the Magpies lay a smaller pale blue eggs.  I'm not sure if that is universally true but it is true with my flock.  I would be happy to send you some when they start laying again.  It may be March since I am in Montana.  I'd also like to run a fertility check in my own incubator for a week before sending you some from the following week.  The first of the year could be a lower fertility.  

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Ohhh!  The coveted blue egg!!  I may just have to get some eggs from you too Chipotlechick! 

I just have one pair and like the breed so much I would love to add another hen even though I shouldn't be thinking of adding more ducks in our limited space. 

 

My black Magpie hen lays white eggs.  She just started laying last Thursday, five eggs so far, She stopped for a couple of days when I move her and her hubby into new quarters to separate them from the rest of the flock. They hatched from eggs I bought from a prize winning local breeder, she tried to buy them back from me but they are such sweeties I couldn't part with them.  I entered the drake (he's blue) in a show last summer and the judge told me he is really good, but was too young at that point and so not quite filled in enough, so he only got second place.  The female has that spot on the back of her neck that I read is hard to breed out in the females, but she is the friendliest member of my flock and now she has distinguished herself by being the first to start laying, even beating out five Welsh Harlequin hens.  I have to brag because I love that couple so much. 

 

FarmFreshEggs I might be able to send you eggs too in a few weeks after they have been separated long enough, if you are interested.  How big a flock do you want?  ;)

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are magpies.... call size???

     

it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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post #7 of 12

Magpies are a lightweight breed of duck, usually around four to five pounds.  

But there are call ducks bred to have the magpie markings.

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My Magpie lays creamy white eggs!  I wish she laid blue eggs! 

Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Originally Posted by Dances with Ducks View Post

Magpies are a lightweight breed of duck, usually around four to five pounds.  

But there are call ducks bred to have the magpie markings.

oh thank you..

          so they are on the smaller side of standard size ducks not as big as pekings and swedish or mascovies but bigger then a call??

    

 

 

 

it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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it is better to have loved and loss then never loved at all..
no matter how small a pet maybe its always hard to lose one...
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post #10 of 12

try these guys:

 

http://www.efowl.com/Black_Magpie_Ducks_p/1004.htm

"Le Grand Habitant"
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=100816
Live with wife/partner, 2 shepherds, 1 new hampshire red, 2 black stars, 2 ameraucanas, several polish chicks to come, and pond full of Koi

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"Le Grand Habitant"
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=100816
Live with wife/partner, 2 shepherds, 1 new hampshire red, 2 black stars, 2 ameraucanas, several polish chicks to come, and pond full of Koi

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