Anyone raise silver wood ducks?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by toejam, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    I saw some pictures of them and I love them. Just a few questioins if anyone raises them.
    How much for a pair?
    Where can you get some?
    Can I see some pics lol
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    just a few short years ago, they were ungodly in price. They are down to the $250-$400 per pair range now, as many breeders now have them.
    There are numerous sites where these types of birds are sold, as well as 2 gamebird publications with these types for sale
    the Gamebird Breeders and Conservationist Gazette, and the A.P.W.S are the 2 biggest
    Also a forum dedicated to these as well, but I dont need to post a link here, PM me if you want it.
    also Mallard Lane Farms sells them, that's their website as well, though most will be sold out by now on them. You need to find a good reputable breeder and get an order in mid summer in most cases.
    Good luck, they are beautiful for a mutation!
  3. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Here is a picture of the drakes! I have two pair.. The back little guy and another that I don;t have pictures of yet! The front one was one I had but we bought them not knowing they were pinnioned! So that pair was sold.
    My breeder here may have a pair of pinnioned if you would be interested in those. We got three pair toghether and didn't know that they were like that till they got here. I know he sold two pair but could still have the third.

    I paid between $325-350 this year for the 2 pair I have.
    Hopefully I will have them next year! I also have Apricots and a White Drake!


    White drake.. He looks much better now and I need to get some updated pictures
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps


  5. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

    Dec 21, 2009
    SW Ohio, Wilmington
    Thats about the prices range I was thinking. MAybe I can get them when im older, since dad isnt a huge fan of $100+ birds:(
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Quote:same here! lol
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    I have a silver drake with a white split silver hen. Should have a few ducklings to raise up in the spring [​IMG]
  8. Mandarinki

    Mandarinki Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2012
    I'm about to buy a pair of silver wood ducks. But the breeder I'm buying them from said that he could never get any ducklings from breeding silver to silver but had better luck breeding silver to split/silver hen. Can anyone who has silver wood ducks please share your experience breeding them and if anyone had the same problem? Thanks...
  9. camealie

    camealie New Egg

    May 16, 2013
    Columbus, Indiana
    I just received my silver wood sucks and they are beautiful! I got them from 325.00$
  10. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

    Mar 20, 2008
    [​IMG] I hope you enjoy your wood "sucks".I mean ducks Just being silly lol. I dont use spell checker either.[​IMG] But seriously they are very preeety and I hope you have success with yours as well.
    I have had my pair for about 3 years i guess.

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