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Can you mix two breeds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cheepcheep3, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. cheepcheep3

    cheepcheep3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking at getting two indian runners and two rouen or wood ducks. I was just wondering if they would all get along? also if I just wanted to get one breed how many should I get? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Yes mixing breeds is fine but Wood Ducks are a separate species not breed. They can not be free ranged and I would not advise keeping them with domestic ducks.
     
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  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, two different breeds can mate. though the larger breed cant mate with the smaller, i am not sure about the smaller with the larger. I know my bantam chickens can mate with my standards.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would just be cautious. With different sized breeds, I would want the drakes to be the smaller.
     

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