Critically Endangered Breeds!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ViolinPlayer123, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Overrun With Chickens

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    What is the rarest breed of recognized ducks?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    According to the livestock conservancy, the most endangered breeds of duck are the ancona, aylesbury, magpie, saxony, silver appleyard, and welsh harlequin. I'm not sure which out of those is the most endangered, but all of them sure could use some help conserving them!
     
  3. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Overrun With Chickens

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    I know but its so hard to choose!
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Well, as a welsh harlequin breeder, I'm a little biased, but they are an amazing breed ;) I'd say go with whichever appeals to you most. Any one of those breeds could use the help and no matter which you chose you'd be helping to preserve them.
     
  5. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired a little flock of Ancona's recently(about 6). I don't know that they are the "most" endangered but they are an at risk breed and they are BEAUTIFUL and unlike the more uniform breeds each duck has it's own unique pattern so it's easy to tell each duck apart. They are also tough, friendly, good layers(early layers too), and even tempered(not skittish). They are everything a duck should be, but then I too may be a little biased. [​IMG]

    Something you don't get to really see in the pictures online is the beautiful beetle green sheen that their black feathers get. REALLY pretty. It's like they change color as they walk by you. [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How about some pics. I am thinking of this breed next spring..
     
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    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any at the moment but I will try and get you some tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you tell me where you found your Ancona's? That's one of a couple different duck breeds I'm trying to decide between for next year.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    NFLC @learycow has Anconas and she is in the eastern part of the USA
     

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