Can all Ducks fly???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bikergirl, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can all Duck breeds fly?
     
  2. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    Quote:most domesticated breeds cannot fly. They can flutter around a bit and get a few feet off the ground. Smaller breeds like calls can fly and muscovies can fly.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mallard flies, but my swedes and pekins and khakis all have big fat bottoms, and can't.
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Not all can...
     
  5. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Khaki Campbell can fly like a Mallard,my Rouen....a few feet, my Pekin.....well, he'd have to have wings the size of a Cessna to get his fat butt off the ground.
     
  6. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for all the posts [​IMG]
    I had my Crackers(Khaki Campbell) fly off, looking for a woman I think, and he never came home [​IMG]:hit:hit
    Now I'm looking for 1 or 2 breeds that will not fyl off on me, what about a the Blue Swedish, Buff Duck(Orpington) and the Cayuga???
     
  7. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have blue swedish and they have almost the same build as a pekin. she is too heavy to get her big butt off the ground!! lol
     
  8. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Blue Swedish and Cayuga (2 hens of each), and while my Blue Swedish girls are a bit more "fluffy" than the Cayugas, not a one of the four could fly any more than I could.

    So at least in my experience, you'd certainly be safe with either of those breeds staying put.
     
  10. NW Ducks

    NW Ducks New Egg

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    miniature silver Appleyard ducks can fly very well.
     

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