Adopting blue ancona drake into flock tomarrow! Yahoo! UPDATE: PICS!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, im actually buying him, but I call it "adopting"... Anywho, im adopting a new ancona drake into the flock tomarrow! [​IMG]! So excited! My ancona hen is gonna be THRILLED! Gonna put him and her in their own little pen till spring so they bond [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This drake is coming from AuroraSprings lines. I love her anconas markings [​IMG] so pretty! He will be Well worth the money!

    Will post lots of pics! Thanks so much AuroraSpring! [​IMG]

    heres a question! Would puting him and the hen in a differnt pen then the others help them bond and want to be with eachother most of the time? They will be away from the flock till after spring.
     
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  2. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah Duckgirl [​IMG]
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Ducks can bond, but if they are in a mixed flock they can and will cross breed. Ducks are frisky little rascals.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I already plan on seperating all the breeds so there are no crosses.
     
  5. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Are you going to quarantine?
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might.... Gonna check him out first for bumblefoot, and lice before I put him with my gal.

    EDIT: Aurora springs drake looks fab! I dont think I will need to seperate! He looks as healthy as a HORSE!
     
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  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducks tend to bond to their flock instead of to individuals. They don't pair-mate bond like geese will sometimes do.

    So, yes, they will bond to each other. But they will not form a couple and forsake all others. So if you want purebred eggs, your plan of a separate pen is the only way to do it.

    I'm looking forward to photos of this new drake.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks blues!

    Ok, im on my phone right now so cant get pics, BUT, I can tell you he is downright STUNNING! my hen is TOTALLY gonna love him [​IMG]

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  9. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to go DuckGirl!
     
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  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peaches, make sure you PM me! Ok?!
     

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