Call Ducks Stolen from breeder in WV

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pathfinders, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
    Passing this along:

    We all need to be aware of a situation that happened on Sunday, September 7, 2008.

    While Brian Simmons was away from home, someone came to his farm in West Virginia and stole 20 of his best call ducks in various varieties (buff, gray, pied white and black). The ducks were taken from several pens, carefully chosen, and leaving the lesser quality birds in the same pen behind after closing the door. Ducks were also stolen from a pen behind the barn, not in plain sight.

    Please keep your eyes and ears open for any information that may help Brian and the authorities find and return the ducks. A reward is being offered, so if you have any information, please contact him at bedazzler75 at yahoo dot com.

    Kim Munden
    President, National Call Breeders of America
  2. Banty Rooster

    Banty Rooster In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2008
    Cullman, Al.
    Quote:man thats awful
  3. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I just got my National Call Breeders 2008 yearbook in the mail and while I was looking at it, I got an e-mail from Kim about this very thing! That's getting bad when people start stealing birds....!
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Not only this is bad, Angela Stanley had almost ALL of her flock stolen! Yep, included all of her Blue Orps flock.

    Its STUPID to steal other folks birds particularly when one spent YEARS trying to get it up to standard or their goals in their birds.

    I hope someone would step up to the plate and return those ducks back to him!
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:She told me on the Orpington Group they were massacred by wild dogs [​IMG]
  6. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    These are nationally known people/breeders, and I think it would be in all of our best interest to keep in mind, when we are making sales/purchases of adult or breeding stock this year, who we share our personal information with.

    Someone did not steal these birds to eat them. They are going to try to make money off of them, by either selling them to other enthusiasts like US, or at shows, or special interest locations. I hope these idiots get caught!!

    The theives knew the sellers. No way did they just happen upon these birds and take them, it was a pre-planned operation? I hope the investigation is successful, and these wonderful breeders get their stock back, they have worked for years on their birds and dont deserve this.

  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I am so sorry to hear that the ducks were stolen. That is really low of whoever did it. Hope they get caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    This is so sad but doesnt suprise me at all. It seems like in any "field" except maybe animals with pedigrees that can't be fordged easily (AKC peds dogs...) that if someone shows thier gorgeous animals, someone is bound to plan up some skeme to steal them from the person. It's disgusting and LAZY of the person to do that....take all of someones hard work and chalk it off as their own....happens a lot though and that is why it's no suprise to me. My good friends still breed show rabbits and it happens to them every now and then....theres actually some woman around here goes around when the breeders aren't home to get the husbands alone and she lies and says "oh yes. blah blah blah said i could come here and pick up my rabbits hwile she was away" some o the husabnds fall for it and let them take the rabbits...others are like "um...let me call my wife first to double check" those instances....she's either taken off, or hwen the husband goes in the house to call the wife, the husabnd comes back out to tell the woman to leave only to see she's gone, and has also taken a rabbit or two......this woman also walked in on my one friend while she was getting a shower...her dog barked my friend out of the shower, came out just as the woman was trying to open one of her prized does cages....she yelled at her to get out.

    It's appauling the lengths people will go to to steal someone elses hard work and passion. Just disgusting!

    I feel so bad for that breeder...[​IMG]

  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Can you tell us in what county this transpired? I had a flock of 30 heavy breed, beautiful layers stolen in Tucker County about 3 years ago. They were free ranging at the time and not a feather was left behind to indicate what happened to them. Whoever did this was mighty slick, like they disappeared into thin air!
  10. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    That's horrid. I went to an auction over the weekend and call ducks were going at fairly high prices so maybe they think they can make money on them somehow. I had pedigreed rabbits stolen before and called ever single pet store to give their tatoo numbers to and told them not to buy them as they were stolen from me and I had their papers still but never did find them:(
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