Calls originated in either Holland or England as live decoy ducks back in the 1600's. Call ducks are no longer used for decoys, and it is illegal to use one as a decoy in Britain. Calls were the only duck bred specifically for their loud voice and extremely small size. They were bred for this unique style so they could be easily tucked into a coat pocket and taken along on hunts. Now one of the most popular breed of waterfowl and also in the top 5 exhibition breeds with the APA/ABA with the 2014 Ohio nationals(ABA 100th anniversary national meet) exhibiting over 1,000 calls total out of over 9,000 birds exhibited.
- Egg Color:
- white, pale blue, pale green, very light brown
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Non Standard Varieties: Gray Pied, Blue Fawn Pied, Pastel Pied, Fawn and White, Penciled, Aluetian, Chocolate Bibbed, Black, Black Bibbed, Blue, Crested(all Varieties), Silkied( All Varieties), Aztec Blue, Blue Snowy, Apricot Silver
- Breed Size:
- Bantam Duck