"Drake" Does size matter? >>**Update with Pics**<<

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Feathered Wings, May 14, 2009.

  1. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    I'm separating my Cayuga's and will end up with 3 hens and a Drake.

    I have 2 drakes one is a real fatty he is bigger than everyone and has very little color the other is slimmer and has beautiful colors.
    The slim one i like walks more upright while tubby walks low and waddles.
    They are both the same age about 4 to 5 months old

    My question is will the smaller one be okay to keep for breeding??

    Hubby seems to think the large one will be a better breeder [​IMG]

    I however think he would be hard on the hens as he is a large one.
    Will he have pretty colors like the slim one?

    How about the slim one if he has pretty colors now will they get even better as he ages?? (you can tell i really like the slim one)

    I will go on what you duck experts tell me.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
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  3. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
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  4. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I think it depends on what genes you want in your babies. They both sound good to me. I like things to be small and clean-lined though, so I would keep the smaller. BTW your topic line should say "Does" not "Doe's".
     
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    Thank you sparkles [​IMG]
     
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  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Anytime. I wouldnt have mentioned it except that from reading your subject I thought you had a doe goat named "Drake" [​IMG] Have fun with them, Cayugas are next on my wish list, they are SO beautiful!!!!!
     
  7. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] A doe named Drake [​IMG] Thanks for the laugh!!

    My biggest complaint was no one else answered hey i kill my own threads [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    You need to wait longer for answers. Some people work in the day time and some have errands or other things to do.

    Keep the healthiest one.
     
  9. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    Oh yes Terrielacy i should think of that thanks for reminding me.

    They are both the same health wise one is just bigger than the other.
    Although the slim one can run faster than the big one.

    I was just wondering if size mattered?

    I like the slim one he has more color [​IMG]
     
  10. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    If you like the slim one, I would keep the slim one!! It's all personal preference, especially if they're not going to be show ducks. If anything, the fat one may have more difficulty breeding.
     

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