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Bantam Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CK Chickadilly, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I was wondering if any of the ducks offered from Ideal Hatchery are considered bantams ????
    I know it says the Snowy Mallards are only 2 - 2 1/2 pounds.
    What is the heaviest weight for a bantam duck?
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    26 ounces for a drake and 20 onces for a hen
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Snowy mallards are sometimes considered bantam, sometimes not... Mallards in general are usually bantam. It depends on who you talk to. They are small ducks though. A runner, which is a light weight duck and not very big is about 4-5 pounds. I think light weight ducks are normally in that range of 4-5 pounds. so 2 pounds in much smaller. I got a snowy mallard from Ideal and they are much smaller than the other ducklings i got. The pekin i kept is gi-normous compared to the snowy mallard! lol
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In many shows, only calls and Indies are in the bantam class. Mallards are in the light duck category,
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I'll add that 26oz and 20oz is from the American Bantam Association standards for bantam ducks.
    ETA: I shouldve read a little farther. The 26 and 20oz are for call ducks. Mallards are 40oz for the drake and 38oz for the hen. Mallards are in the ABA Bantam Standard. I need to read up more on them before commenting. [​IMG]
     
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  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:Did you like the little snowy mallards? I want very small & didn't know if the snowys were close to the calls?
     
  7. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a mistake.... mallards are bantams. I apoligize for any misinformation.[​IMG]
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:I didnt know it either untill I looked in the ABA standards book. I have just looked at the bantam chickens, and only thumbed thru the bantam duck section, untill today. [​IMG]
     
  9. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    YaY! So I can order Snowy Mallards with my chickie order? YaY! I am Happy can you tell? [​IMG]
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Im still not convinced youre all that excited. [​IMG]
     

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