Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LeBlackbird, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may not be a call duck but they are cute!!! This is my mucovey girl (not here with us anymore :( ) with her first good hatch

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    And the only one left

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    He's the light brown one in the front
     
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  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful ducks aw I'm sorry :(
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not, personally i don't like mixing extreme sizes, like perhaps a smaller breed duck with them. I mainly have Muscovy and Pekin and i have had two incidents where they attacked my calls, the call got loose and once it was a scovie female and the other time a pekin female(yes, ducks not the drakes!! and it was female calls too) did not leave me comfortable with that idea whatsoever.

    No one was hurt i was right there but i think of if i hadn't been, so again i would never personally recommend the idea, and for what it's worth these birds(Pekin and Muscovy) have had a few day old scovie babies within the flock free ranging with their mothers so they are used to small and way more vulnerable birds just to give some background.
     
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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They love to dive, seriously like torpedoes, main thing is entry, exit devil of a time getting in/out of things my one 40GAL trough, they flew in and out of.. i couldn't get them into it otherwise.
     
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  6. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really have to agree with that. That's why we rehomed all but two of our existing flock when we decided to go into breeding and showing Calls. I knew having that many large ducks mixed in with them could be a recipe for disaster. I don't like seeing any animal hurt, but good breeder and show Calls also aren't cheap. I'd rather give the hundreds of dollars to charity than invest it in Call ducks only to have them killed or injured by the larger ducks.

    The only two ducks we kept were our two tamest and friendliest. Noelle is a small KH duck, so she's only about twice the size of the Calls. Galen I had always thought was a Rouen drake, but I'm having my doubts since the two poultry shows we went to a couple of weeks ago. My hubby and I were both stunned when we came to the Rouen drake section at the first show. Those things were HUGE, like the size of our two largest dogs put together. Each of them almost filled the entire cage they were in. We don't know how much Galen weighs or how much those show Rouens weighed, but we estimated that they were at least twice Galen's size, so he's very small for a Rouen if that's really what he is.
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Tell that to Wobbles, she simply won't do it! She can paddle like a champ but she can't dive for beans ><
     
  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two types Of rouens tan dark which are the ones at shows, and production,( most people have these ) they are just like a pekin colored like a mallard and used for egg production and breeding with the standard ( since standard are so fat that they can't breed with each other usually) [​IMG]
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    These are my production rouens.
     
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  10. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of any variety of Rouen called tan dark. I know there are standard and production Rouens, but those are both supposed to look like Mallards other than the size. I've always assumed Galen is a production Rouen since the standard Rouens are a couple of pounds heavier, but the drakes at these shows didn't look a couple of pounds heavier; they were massively larger. I don't have an easy way to weigh Galen, but I guess that wouldn't matter since I have no idea what the drakes at the shows weighed. It surprised me at the shows that the birds weren't weighed since all the breed standards include desired weight ranges, but I guess all the judges have been judging long enough that they can ballpark the weights by sight.
     

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