Ancona Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WrenAli, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. WrenAli

    WrenAli Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Lebanon, OR
    I am thinking of getting a few Ancona Ducks from Holderread's in Corvallis, OR.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experiance with these type of ducks?

    Also I am a duck newbie.. How hard are they to keep? Do they need a pond? I know they should have one. But is it required? Will they sit easily?

    Also I was thinking about getting young adults instead of chicks. What experiences have you had with Holderread's adults?

    Pics would be great. I was thinking about getting a Chocolate Drake and different colored hens (Lavender, Blue and Silver I think). Is 4 enough or to many?

  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    I have an Ancona drake called Cinnamon. I absolutely LOVEhim. He is big, friendly, calm, and very very handsome! lol He is my best lap duck. I want to find him a girlfriend so they can hatch babies, but no luck this year. I want to get a girl next year I think. Until that happens, he has his choice of 10 other assorted breed girls.

    They are a very rare breed from what I hear, you should get a few and breed them too.

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