Anconas - female lead flock

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    A book I am reading says something about Anconas being a more female lead flock. Have you found this to be true? Have you had any difficulty mixing Anconas with other breeds of ducks. I want some Anconas, but wonder how they would do in a mixed breed flock. My ducks are very much lead by the head drake.
     
  2. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Anconas are perfectly at home in my mixed breed flock. I don't see anything unusual about them, they are calm, sweet and fit in great! Go for it!
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen fits right in with my others. Im fixing to get a drake soon....
     
  4. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that they are a breed of duck that doesn't really care much about pecking order...even the lowest ranked duck is treated with respect.
     
  5. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 hens and a drake. My chocolate hen has always been the boss, but not in a bossy way. She is just the most adventurous. He is a gentleman & lets her be in charge. I don't know if this is true in larger flocks, but the hens seem to run the show here.
    I read somewhere that they are a breed of duck that doesn't really care much about pecking order...even the lowest ranked duck is treated with respect.

    I think this is true - for the most part. Every breed will have a few that aren't the norm though.​
     

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