"Butterscotch Call Ducks"
Charley Hodum and Grubbs Waterfowl Stock!
Butterscotch Call Ducks
I will never forget, neither will my husband!
As we were walking around the National Chicken Show in Columbus, Ohio (First timers) I saw a pair of "Butters" that were THE Most Beautiful pair of ducks I've ever seen. I couldn't keep my eyes off of them. I knew they were nice show, breeding quality. I continued walking and looking at others while turning back and eyeing the cute little butters again. The price was more than what we, let me rephrase this. What my husband wanted to pay. After some persuading the "hubby" agreed to buy not only one pair but two pair! Duck Fever began!
into duck fever for the CUTEST Bantam Ducks in the world!What turned out to be just a hobby has turned
Our 2 pair of Butterscotch Call Ducks were purchased from Charley Hodum, who is well known breeder of Whites, and Butters. Our other show quality stock came from Grubbs Waterfowl in Michigan, who specialized in butterscotch calls. I take great pride in providing excellent care for all my birds.
Call Ducks are the perfect size to get started with, not much space is required for the little darlings. You would love to watch them grow..
You may have found your "calling" ..I know we did!
History of Call Duck
While the place of origin of Call Ducks is sometimes disputed, there is little dispute over the reason of origin. Calls originated in England or Holland as live decoys for hunting. It is probably the only breed of duck that can claim to have originated chiefly for a loud voice! The small size was valued so the hunter could easily tuck the bird into his coat pocket to take it along or return home. The females do have a rather loud call when they are excited which can be annoying to some people. Calls of good type can best be described as round. The Standard calls for weights from 1 1/2 to 2 lbs depending on age and sex. The body and head should be short, plump and round, the bill short and wide and the legs and neck short. The legs should not be too far forward or back so that the duck stands level (not tipped up or down) when seen from the side.
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