bantam duck breeds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lifesong Farm, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having trouble finding a list of bantam duck breeds.
    We would like to find the pros and cons of each breed and I would also like pics. After we decide which ones I would like to order eggs.

    Or would it bebetter to go with regular ducks?

    As an fyi we are also wanting to let them have access to the garden. From what my mom read they make good pest control. Do they try and eat the plants like the chickens? DH would kill me again this year if the garden is eaten by the birds.
     
  2. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
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    there are some on the IWBA.org website
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:BANTAM DUCK CLASS-from <http://holderreadfarm.com/breeds_list_page/breeds_list.htm You will find pictures but he doen't sell eggs

    Miniature Silver Appleyard Ducks (sometimes called Mini Appleyard, Bantam Appleyard or Sliver Bantam)

    Bluehead Australian Spotted Ducks (blue green or silverheads)

    East Indie Ducks* (sometimes called East India or East Indian) Black or Blue

    Call Ducks* (Butterscotch, Gray (Mallard), Pastel, White, and many other colors)

    Miniature Overberg Ducks*

    Silky Ducks (Gray (Mallard colored)Dusty, Black, White )


    I hobe That this was some Help
     
  4. ruralmom

    ruralmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my chickens and ducks surround my garden in the summer for some bug control but they would like to eat the garden much better. I have had reuons, welsh harliquins, grey calls and EI bantum ducks. They will eat everything in the garden except carrots, tomato plants, squash plants and corn stalks. They love lettuce, chard, green beans, strawberries, alfalfa, and vertually any sprouting seedlings. I can go on forever on the things ducks and chickens eat for they have gotten into my garden numberous times and had a field day. The eggs are really good when they do that. But they do live in my garden in the winter time to fertilize the area. I have not gone without either, duck and chickens, for the last 13 years. The benefits of having the birds far outway the damage they do to the yard, in my opinion. Good luck.
     
  5. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you keep your garden fenced then and if so how many bugs do you find?
     
  6. ruralmom

    ruralmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are fenced out in the summer and they do a great job of cleaning up in the fall. I actually grow extra lettuce and the alfalfa for the birds. The yolks turn orange with all the greens. We have had some grasshopper infestation and they are ok at that. Their scratching is the worst. Big deep holes. I so not care so much in the spring, airiation and all, but they will devistate the garden when it is green.
     

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