2 Mallard Drakes, 1 Welsh Harlequin Drake (All almost 3 1/2 mos)

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by wallawu, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. wallawu

    wallawu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Little Rock, AR. I'm willing to drive a little bit to make sure these go to a good home. They've been free ranging during the day, go into their house around dark, on their own. The mallards can fly and love the water, as you can imagine. They fly less than 10 yards, about 5 feet off the ground, until they realize that nobody else is following and they group back up. The Welsh Harlequin seems to love the water the most, and is going to be the prettiest duck of the 6 that I currently have, which gives me the best chance of rehoming him. These pictures were taken 7/18/16. Since it was taken, heads on all 3 have started to turn green. I'll see if I can get pictures this evening.

    I'd like to keep the mallards together because they're so attached, but the Welsh Harlequin can go on his own to an existing flock. His chest is absolutely beautiful, and his back has a great combination of silver and brown. I raised them not to hand feed because I didn't want them nipping at anyone's legs or being too aggressive, but if they're really hungry they'll eat out of the bowl as you pour food in (Yes, I feed them twice a day out of a large dog bowl). They're also used to no food or water at night, but I let them out at 6-6:30 every morning. They all love to be sprayed with the hose. Very healthy ducks, and they'll be free to a good home that plans on keeping ducks for a long time. If you have a pond, I'm sure they'll never leave it.

    I've called local agencies (4-H, Coop Extension) with no luck. I'm going to leave this open at least until Friday (7/29/16). If anyone has interest or knows someone who may, please reach out. Thanks!
     
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    wallawu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics taken yesterday (7/28) of the WH turning green. Mallards have just gotten more of the gray feathers so I didn't take more of them.

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  3. wallawu

    wallawu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is still open. Haven't heard from anyone. Free ducks!
     

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