Best swan for a pet?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by chickensioux, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one is not aggressive?
    Male or female?

    Just looking to add a swan to be able to enjoy it's beauty. Not looking to cuddle it unless I can......[​IMG]
     
  2. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard black swans are good when babies or hand raised but can present health problems just ask chicken zoo hers had allayed legs what do u have experience with?
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you get them from a good breeder then you have better luck with not having leg problems. I thought the one person I got them from was...... but ended up having trouble. The second breeder I got very good birds from with no problems. I like the Black Swans, they are said to be less territorial than the whites and don't get as large. Mine are still under breeding age and enjoy attention. I can still go and pick them up and love on them. Even if I don't pick them up they are curious about what I'm doing. My one, Tango will come to the front porch or side gate and just carry on a conversation, especially if he wants something.-"Mom the feeder's only 1/2 full... I'm going to starve...." stuff like that. My one female is already trying to start her nest building skills.... 2 ft from the front walk way, LOL . They live out with my pair of Egyptian geese and share the pond with them, something whites, I believe are less tolerant of doing.
     
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  4. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whooper swan females make wonderful pets but tend to bond with one person. I know several folks with females that follow them like dogs, sit in their laps, like human touch and are all around great feathered friends. Black swan females can also be good but I have yet to see one quite as nice as the whoopers. The plus side of the blacks is the much more pleasant call!

    DT
     
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  5. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes my black seem much more friendly then my mute. I'll be getting whoopers here in the next couple weeks, I my self am wondering how friendly they will be.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I swear I should have named my one Black Swan " Lassie ". He will find me and talk to me through the fence if he wants something, pacing back and forth until I answer. If that doesn't work he goes to the front door and fusses...... until we come out and see what he wants. I always joke with him and say' What... What... Timmys in the well?"
     
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  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How awesome! I really want to add a swan to my flock. Carolina Waterfowl has several that need adopting and I will probably go that route. Just want to be able to pick the right one.
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Man, I wish their were some here for adoption... hehe
     
  9. ctss10

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    Who was the second breeder you bought from??
     

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