Calls - difference in PQ and SQ

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by racuda, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    I've had white Call ducks for...24 hours! Three babies hatched under a Cochin. Here is a pic:

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    What are the differences between pet and show quality?
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

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    There are a couple of good websites out there (forgive me for not having a link right now) that give some good points for show quality and pet quality differences.

    One point is the necks - they should have a very short (almost none) neck and have roundish heads.

    My pet quality babies have a little longer thinner neck and narrower heads.

    as for other points to look for, do a google search for "standard of perfection Call duck" and maybe it'll show up.

    ETA - easier to tell the neck when they are excited and extend their necks - when mine are acting normal, they don't appear to have a neck, but when they extend out - running, excited, etc.. - they do have necks.

    meri
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  3. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Songster

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    that is a really nice looking duckling....better hang on to it.

    you can really learn alot by attending shows near you and talking to other breeders. They are a big help and they love to talk about call ducks. You do want a big, round head, plump body....short neck, bill, and legs and a level body

    Here is a drake we won champion waterfowl with several times last fall.

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    Our pastel hen was the 2008 pastel national champion

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    here is a pet quality white.....not my picture.

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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Mrs. Turbo :

    that is a really nice looking duckling....better hang on to it.

    you can really learn alot by attending shows near you and talking to other breeders. They are a big help and they love to talk about call ducks. You do want a big, round head, plump body....short neck, bill, and legs and a level body

    Here is a drake we won champion waterfowl with several times last fall.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21841_breeders_147.jpg

    Our pastel hen was the 2008 pastel national champion

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21841_june09_014.jpg

    here is a pet quality white.....not my picture.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21841_petqwhites.jpg

    Yep, my body shapes on my calls are more like the pet quality - but I love them to pieces anyway [​IMG]

    meri​
     

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