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    Duck population crashed last night

    My guess it rat or mouse poison through secondary poisoning. Drakes love to eat mice, and they don't care if they are dead. They just swallow them down. Female ducks usually do not eat rodents. I don't think it is the layer feed. It does not contain enough calcium to do damage, unless they...
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    The Bessemer

    Since when do you design a duck by picking their looks first. New breeds happen by accident or some freak genetic change. All the other traits have already been explored by others, and the new color/look pool has been exhausted. You should produce a new breed first, then breed it for several...
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    The Bessemer

    Add some eye stripes and you have a saxony.
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    The Bessemer

    Amazing what a can of spray paint can do!
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    Buff or Saxony? Help!

    I see in one of the posts that the seller keeps them in breeding pens. It could be that they were all mingled together prior to putting into the breeding pens. A female duck can retain sperm for up to 2 weeks. Perhaps the breeder wasn't waiting long enough to assure that the sperm was out of...
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    Buff or Saxony? Help!

    They are not German or American Saxonies. I guess is they are a buff-saxony mix. I do see the Saxony traits and also see buff traits. They are mutts for sure. They are still nice birds, but you cannot sell their offsprings or the eggs as a true breed.
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    Can we block staff members?

    Would be nice to be able to rate moderators, this can prevent moderator's from abusing their powers.
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    Comment by 'The Duck ABC's' in item 'Pekin'

    Ducks and Banny Hens writes: I did have to feed my pekins. I handraised them, and when they were about 2 weeks old (which in pekins is equivelent to 1.5 months in other breeds) I began ranging them. Do I expect them to get a superior diet from ranging? Of course I do. Personally, I don't...
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    Comment by 'The Duck ABC's' in item 'Pekin'

    That from someone who let his ducks fend for themselves and does not feed them. Expecting them to get a good diet from free ranging. They are domestic ducks for a reason!
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    Aggresive Muscovy Drake ???

    The Besserwisser is punching around like an angry teenager would. There goes the credibility. What does the Bible teach about anger?
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    Aggresive Muscovy Drake ???

    Quote: That's the biggest bunch of crock I've ever read.
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    Aggresive Muscovy Drake ???

    What do you expect from a massively over-sized bird with small brain mass?
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    Aggresive Muscovy Drake ???

    Birds have personalities just like humans, and some are just outright mean. You can also see it in dogs. You never know why or what set an animal off to such behavior. In your case you have already said what needs to be done. Pen him up or have him for dinner. Now you need to decide the...
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    Breeding Projects -- Waterfowl

    Quote: I'm glad I was able to reserve 20 of your ducklings for spring. Can't wait to breed those rare birds. Oh, btw the price is a bargain considering how rare they are.
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    Bessemer Thread Revisited - No Flaming :)

    duck foie gras works wonders They were 12-13 pounds yesterday, and not they are 16 pounds.
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