The Call Duck is a breed of ducks thought to have been developed in Asia, before being exported to Holland, from where it was exported further. In 1865 it was one of 4 ducks breeds in the British Waterfowl Standard, where it was standardised in Mallard and White varieties. The current British Waterfowl Standard has no less than 17 colour varieties! raised primarily for decoration or as pets. Call ducks look similar to some other duck breeds, but are smaller in size. Call ducks were initially used in hunting, where their own calls and quacks would attract wild ducks towards the hunter's guns. For this reason they were also known as "decoy ducks" This practice has almost entirely been replaced with artificial duck calls nowadays, with Call ducks now being kept primarily as pets or for ornamental purposes. They are a popular breed for children, because of their even temperaments and can be easily tamed. They are very talkative though and can fly very well, which should be taken into consideration. Details: Purpose: Ornamental Egg laying: 50-150 per year Weight: Drake 1.3lb - 1.5lb; Duck 1.1lb - 1.3lb Breed Colours: ABA APA accepted: White, Gray, Butterscotch, Blue Fawn, Pastel, Snowy, Khaki (ABA), Black and White Magpie, Buff, Blue Bibbed, Chocolate, Aztec Blue. And Non Standard Varieties: Gray Pied, Blue Fawn Pied, Pastel Pied, Fawn and White, Penciled, Aluetian, Chocolate Bibbed, Black, Black Bibbed, Blue, Crested (all Varieties), Silkied ( All Varieties), Blue Snowy, Apricot Silver. Pic by @michellemcfeely Pic by @racuda Pic by @Bleenie Pic by @Bleenie Pic by @duckluck BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/call-duck Breed Discussion Threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/292411/da-cute-and-cuddly-call-duck-thread/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/760871/call-ducks-finally-hatched/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/678536/call-duck-thread-for-posting-pics-and-discussing/0_30 Do you own Call Ducks? Are you a Call Duck breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!