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Duck suggestions?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AstralStorm, Jun 11, 2017.

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  1. AstralStorm

    AstralStorm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I got a pair of call ducks last year and I love them! I'd love to get some different breeds soon. So I'd like a breed that is quite easy to tame and friendly. The bigger the personality, the better. I'd like a duck that is attractively coloured if that makes sense(sorry pekin lovers). Egg laying isn't very important to me but it'd be a nice plus. Some breeds that interest me are-
    Anconas
    Silver Appleyard
    Welsh Harlequin
    Runners
    Cayuga

    Please share your opinions and experiences with these breeds:) also please suggest any other breeds that you like!
     
  2. gal5150

    gal5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Cayuga and a WH and they're both lovely, inside and out, good egg producers, and very fun! My Cayuga hands down is Ms. Personality....a diva but at the end of the day a total love bug. My WH is more of a duck's duck, but very sweet and quiet. Only thing that might turn you off of a Cayuga is that over time they become nearly all white, if not all white, feet and bill orange up, etc. But I think that's part of the fun....getting to watch her continue to change. Either breed are great choices, IMO!
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Appleyard are fantastic Ducks...Very pretty too....:frow
     
  4. AstralStorm

    AstralStorm Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you both! I had never heard that about Cayugas, that sounds super cool!
     
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    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two silver appleyards. They lay real well, an egg a day! I just got them now as adults though, so they are not as friendly as I want yet. Hopefully that will change ;)
    But I do have two saxony ducks, and not only do they lay just as well, but one is REALLY nice and friendly. Best pet duck ever :p and they are very nicely coloured ducks as well ;)

    Edit: album of my Saxony duck ;) https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/albums/heidi.7427551/
     
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