are certain breeds of ducks quieter than others?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by joannamarie, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at one point i wanted to keep a few ducks aswell as my chickens, i did research on the net and found that some breeds of ducks dont make much noise.
    i was put in my place by someone that all ducks no matter what breed are loud. was my research wrong? i have since decided to be just happy with my chickens but still curious
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Muscovy Ducks do NOT quack...they are very quiet, and cute!! They come in many colors. They wag thier tails...and make a hissing noise..very quiet ducks.
     
  3. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the reply, i should copy this thread to prove that from actual people that know about ducks and not just a website that not all ducks are loud
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow I should have got those! my bantam ducks are so loud!!!!they put my rooster to shame, im selling them this friday to a lovely lady who has a menagerie freeranging!
     
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this won't say much, since I don't know the breed of my ducks (they may be mutts too) but ...

    Kuro (the duck I think may be a black swedish) is very quiet. She CAN quack loudly, but probably only does so once a week, if she really wants to beg for food. Otherwise I don't hear a sound from her. I guess she's the lowest female in the hierarchy. The drakes of course don't make any noise either.

    Baka (buff or buff cross?) on the other hand is VERY LOUD and quacks a good bit of the day. If anyone is annoyed with them, they probably think those four ducks make a lot of noise, but in fact it's just one of them.

    She better hope I don't get a taste for duck l'orange or something, lol. If it wasn't for the fact that she WILL let me know if any animal comes in, I don't think I could tolerate all that noise!

    trish
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you want a large breed duck that does not have a loud quack I would suggest Golden Cascades. My chickens are 5 times louder than them.
     
  7. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mallard ladies sure are loud but for less noise I also say Muscovey the females makes a sqeaky noise and the males make a hissing noise they dont quack at all:D
     
  8. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All male ducks are more quiet then the females. I raise Welsh Harlequins. They are very quiet and friendly. They are also easily trained. They lay lots of eggs and are very good mothers.
     
  9. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

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    After raising Rouens, I have to say that Runners are much more obnoxious! My Rouen females only squack when they want outside in the mornings. Also when they were maturing they would squack in the middle of the day for no apparent reason other than realizing that they had the lungs to do so! LOL.

    For anyone considering them, Runners are very loud and high-strung, in my opinion.
     
  10. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm .... maybe that's what's wrong with our ducks.

    The black ones (probably black swedes, or a mix of) are fine, wonderful little characters, for the most part.

    The yellow ones ... they look a lot like buff orps but also look a LOT like runners, especially when they decide to stand tall ... so I think they are a mix of these two ... they are TOTALLY OBNOXIOUS!

    The drake has taken to attacking anyone or anything that moves -- unless of course you are just about to feed him, and then he STILL might attack if you aren't quick enough about it! But he actually chases down the fenceline when people walk on the road nearby, trying to chase them off. (Of course, if you stop and look at him, he immediately turns and runs the other direction!) He's a bad influence on my black drake, who will sometimes attack as well now.

    The duck ... augh ... she still quacks annoyingly most of the day. Not as bad as before, but she can be very loud, demanding, and annoying. At least she knows she's a female now. But she still joins the drakes in attacking small things. I still might eat her ... except that would leave me with 2 drakes and one duck, and I don't want them being tempted by my hens in that way, so she might get to live.

    (Actually I doubt if I will get to eat her, they are my daughter's pets and I'm sure she would object!)

    But that duck sure is annoying! I just wish she'd start laying!

    trish
     

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