Best pet duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Roosterboy, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    What type of duck makes the best pet? Simple question... I want something that is not to loud so no call ducks
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Any duck will make a good pet. It all depends on how they are raised. From day one you have to handle them. As they get older, continue to handle them and give them treats.

    Females are loud and will quack quite a bit. Males are quiet and whispery.
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Personally, I say Muscovies. My domestic ducks always turn crazy, no matter how much I handle them when they are younger. I got my muscovy drake as a full fledged Juvie and he follows me around all over! They are quiet, since they dont quack, and are really cool ducks.

    *Edited because I cant write quiet! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The Black Cayuga ducks are a very good choice if you want a quiet duck. I have a pair, and I never hear my duck quacking. Probably because the 2 pekin ducks drown her out!
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  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:I second this.
  6. Webbigail

    Webbigail In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Bay Area, CA.
    I have 2 Cayuga's and the female isn't AS loud as my Pekin was but almost! They're a good breed but stick with the males.
  7. chicktwit

    chicktwit Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    I love my Black East Indies. [​IMG]
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  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I had a male mallard and he was one of the friendlyest ducks I had ever had. He would come up and sit on your lap and just drift off to sleep. I really miss him. He got killed by an owl a few weeks after the county fair. I miss him alot.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  9. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Quote:Sorry to hear that
    but i can't get a mallard
    or can i? [​IMG]
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We've been researching and even though we don't really love the look of the Muscovies (sorry guys) we have heard they are the best breed for temperament, egg laying, being quiet, and not requiring a large pond. Perfect for us city dwellers.

    So, come spring we'll probably try to hatch out some eggs or find some local ducklings (if anybody will have either in the Spring, let us know).

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