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Bantam Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    What exactly is a Bantam Duck. How big are they, and do they come in all breeds? do they lay tiny little duck eggs? can they fly? where can I find some? If you know ANYTHING about bantam ducks, please tell me!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have call ducks which are a bantam breed. They can fly really well. They lay bantam or a little larger size eggs. Calls are seasonal layers and mine lay from March thru early July. As far as size I'm including a picture of one of my call hens next to a normal size concrete block. Good quality calls are pretty small.
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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Aw how cute is that?? Reminds me of a dwarf rabbit, you know how their ears and eyes don't really fit their heads? This little ducky's bill and head seem a bit too small for the rest of her body. So cute Katy!
     
  4. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    What exactly is a Bantam Duck. How big are they, and do they come in all breeds? do they lay tiny little duck eggs? can they fly? where can I find some? If you know ANYTHING about bantam ducks, please tell me!

    A few more bantam ducks would be Black East Indies, Australian Spotted & Silver Bantam..........and they, along with the Calls are good flyers but being domestic breeds, they quickly learn where home is.

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  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    awww, that little guy is too cute...

    speaking of bantams, do black east indies fly as well? are they as loud as calls?
     
  6. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want to see small, I have a runt call duck. She's alot smaller then the rest of the calls I have and she walks on her toes. She has a tendency to fall over on her back. She doesn't seem to try to get back over and I'm not sure she even knows she's flipped over. She just lays the paddling her feet until I come out and then she gets nervous enough that she flips back over. I'll have to get a pic of her.

    jeremy
     
  7. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    I'm going to bump this thread a couple hundred pages. I am interested in the size of the eggs. Are they the same size as a bantam chicken egg?
     
  8. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was surprised to learn that Mallards are considered bantam ducks according to Holderread.
     
  9. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, this is an old thread! We breed most of the bantam ducks here (Silver bantams, Mallards, Overbergs, Aussies, etc..). On average depending on the breed, they range from slightly above Call size to about a third the size of full size ducks (the birds themselves). Egg size can vary quite a lot too. Our's lay eggs ranging in size from about the size of a medium chicken egg on up to the size of a large chicken egg or small to medium large duck egg. Some lay a surprisingly large egg for their body size and most do lay eggs bigger than a bantam chicken. Overall, their eggs are more inconsistent in size than the larger ducks.
     
  10. cboois94

    cboois94 Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a breed of duck named the Call duck, Super cute very small lay small eggs and make beautiful babies. A neighbor of mine breeds them in Milton

    VERY VERY cute, I placed an order for two (Drake and Hen) at our local Oliver Seed
     

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