Ancona Eggs- Happy Birthday to me!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pishposh, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    For my birthday next month, my husband has purchased an Hova-Bator Genesis (1588) - with automatic turner and 12 Ancona eggs! We plan on trying to get a breeding, show-quality pair and sell some eggs and possibly ducklings! Of course a few will join my flock!

    I am so excited! Anyone have experience with Anconas?
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!! Ive been wanting Anconas for years!!! I know a few people on here have them but none have laying hens yet or else the drake isnt doing his job or they dont ship eggs [​IMG]


    SO... you know you want to sell me some eggs next year.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Quote:I have had then and loved them, very nice ducks! However they aren't considered a Standard duck for shows. A lot of the old fuds claim they are nothing but mismarked Magpies and resist the standardization process. There is nothing cuter than a Ancona duckling with its spots in amazing places.
     
  4. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep your fingers crossed that I will have eggs next ear to sell!
     

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