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What breeds of ducks make good pets? I heard that runner ducks do and mallards but i cant get mallards where im from. My family doesnt like runners so are there any other ducks that make good pets out there? THANKS!wee.gif

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All ducks have the potential to make good pets. It has alot more to do with how you raise them vs their individual breed. 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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Originally Posted by Kevin565 View Post

All ducks have the potential to make good pets. It has alot more to do with how you raise them vs their individual breed. 

Ditto.

 

Love'em up and it usually produces friendly if not very sweet ducks.

 

I have runners and they are not skittish, and are sweet and friendly.  And funny.  And good company.  And did I mention they are beautiful?  And bright, very bright . . . .

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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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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I love my Pekins :) With that said we have muscovies too and a runner! Oh and 2 buff geese! All of them are wonderful pets!

Owned By: 2 Pekin girls (Ming Ming and Giggles), a Saxony girl (Suzie), 3 Muscovies (Eeyore, Ellie and Eliza), Flemish Giant rabbits, a potbelly pig, chickens, 2 boer goats, and soon to be mom of a pair of bronze turkeys

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Owned By: 2 Pekin girls (Ming Ming and Giggles), a Saxony girl (Suzie), 3 Muscovies (Eeyore, Ellie and Eliza), Flemish Giant rabbits, a potbelly pig, chickens, 2 boer goats, and soon to be mom of a pair of bronze turkeys

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I love my Pekins smile.png With that said we have muscovies too and a runner! Oh and 2 buff geese! All of them are wonderful pets!

I love our Peking duck she is so friendly and funny. We also have 2 Rouens but it's not fair to them to say they are not good pets because they are not free range yet so they only get out when my grand daughter is home. They are at that stage where they run scared all the time and are hard to catch sometimes. Well one of them is really hard to catch and is not as brave about anything as the other one.
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My pekin has been a wonderful pet to my family. She's very sweet and very social, always wanting to be with us. She's never been one to run. She'd rather be up in somebodies lap getting attention and a good petting lol.png
Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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Raising two boys and a pampered pekin duck named Soleil (b. 3/12/2012)

Founding member of the Pekin Duck Club on BYC!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/742668/pekin-duck-club
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