Bantam breeds of geese or ducks???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sunny Side Up, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    The kids & I were wondering about this so I said "let's post the question on BYC, someone there might know!"

    Are there, or is there anyone working to develop, bantam breeds of geese or ducks? I know there are the call ducks that are a small breed, and many species of wild ducks that are small. And folks typically want their geese big for the table, or to work in the fields. I couldn't think of any kinds of small geese, or other kinds of little domestic ducks.

    But now that so many people are keeping poultry for pleasure, we wondered if there would be a market for miniature geese & ducks, and if there were breeders working to develop them.
     
  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call ducks are the smallest and there are Black East Indies and Silky Ducks. Type Bantam Ducks in the search box or Google. Geese, I do not think there are Bantam Geese.
     
  3. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are already a TON of bantam ducks, geese,though, not so sure. Bantam Ducks/ geese have already been developed, about 20-500 yrs ago, depending on the breed.

    Bantam Ducks:***

    call ducks
    mallards
    eastindies
    miniture silver appleyard
    mandrin duck
    miniture crested
    astralian spotted
    wood duck
    silver bantam
    silky duck
    smew
    Goosander(common Merganser)

    Geese** Not many

    Pigmy goose
    cackling goose
    sebastol(maybe)
    the problem with bantam waterfowl is they are usually flighty and arresive but not always. they are usualy the loudest ( call duck for example, they dont get their name for nothing) types of ducks. ive had most of these breeds, so trust me, there real. google them too
    good to help [​IMG]
     
  4. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use to breed Shetland Geese.....they are very small. The males are white and the females are grey saddle-backed......sexing them at birth is easy....
     
  5. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They sound pretty neat!
     
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Shetland Geese
    Mini Oregon Geese (You can only buy these from Holderreads as adults only)
     
  7. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Quote:They sound pretty neat!

    I just googled Shetland Goose. They are Pretty. Says 7 to 10 lbs. for weight.
     

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