Crested Pekin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnitaE, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. AnitaE

    AnitaE Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking about getting a couple of crested pekin ducklings(female)and I was just curious as to what their temperments are? I have geese and chickens but I have never even been around ducks. Are they personable like my geese and chickens? Thanks!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    From what I have read, they have lovely personalities. One needs to be aware that they can be susceptible to neurological problems, so if getting ducklings, I would be sure to add a tablespoon of brewer's yeast to their food once or twice a day.

    There is a thread about crested genes here somewhere - you may want to look at that by searching the archives.
     
  3. AnitaE

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    Thanks! I add Brewers Yeast to my goosling food too :) Now I'm off to look for that crested thread.
     
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  5. AnitaE

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    Yikes! I didn't know all of that!! Might be rethinking this then! Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Amiga

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    Seems to me if you want to breed ducks, you would want to avoid those with crests. But if you just want to have them for companionship, I think they would be just fine. Just start them out with very good nutrition, especially B vitamins.
     
  7. AnitaE

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    I don't plan to breed at all...I don't even want a male...just 2 or 3 femailes :)
     

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