Breeding Questions!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by macyduck, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. macyduck

    macyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 pekin ducklings. Not sure of their sex, but I want to her a couple more ducks of all different breeds. The problem is im scared I'll have a drake pekin and with pekins being so big I'm worried it would hurt a hen of a different (smaller) breed. I thought it would be best to introduce them all to each other while they're still young so the new ones wouldn't be bullied. I'm wanting to add: Cayuga, blue swede, and a welsh.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. KingOfTheCoop02

    KingOfTheCoop02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't worry about size as Cayugas and Swedes are both big ducks, but Welsh Harlequins are smaller so watch out.

    I'm glad you chose rarer breeds (do you follow Fresh Eggs Daily, perhaps?). You could crossbreed them too; they should be interesting.
     
  3. macyduck

    macyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually I just came across her page! I love it!
    I'm a first time duck owner. I thought I only wanted 2-3 but I'm so in love I want more!
    Maybe if I get a male welsh harlequin he'd be fine, that is if all the pekins are female lol
     

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