crested/pekin ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by deutsch11, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. deutsch11

    deutsch11 New Egg

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    I have been looking for mature female ducks for my two male pekins because they are trying to mate with my mallard. Some e said they have two crested ducks for sale. Is this a good idea? I read on here that the Crest is a deformity and they shouldn't breed.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I have heard crests are a deformity where the skull hasn't hardened over completely. You can get more information by posting on the duck thread. Just put "Duck thread," in the search box and it will take you there.
     
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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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