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CleeD from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cleed, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Cleed

    Cleed New Egg

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    Hi!
    Hopefully you guys can answer this "duck" question for me.
    I raised Mallard ducks and call ducks and one baby female wood duck
    (she is tame)
    together in a big pen that I placed in the water in our pond.They
    are full grown now and I will let them slowly adapt to their floating island
    complete with grasses and nesting boxes. My question is: Can my wood
    duck mate with call ducks? Should I put a wood duck box on the island?
    any info will be appreciated!
    Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'd put up a nest box just for the heck of it. She may mate with one of the domestics, but I don't know whether or not the eggs will be viable. Any offspring produced would be non fertile.
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow

    Good luck on your duck raising!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    I don't know much about ducks but are wood ducks they kind that nest high in trees and the babies have to jump down to get to water [​IMG]. I would suppose they can interbreed but, I would hate to watch them jump down - oy!

    If you put "duck thread," in the search box, you can ask duck people whether they can interbreed or not.
     

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