Favorite breed of duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PippyChicken, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I can't stop stalking the duck thread what is everyone's favorite breed of duck? What duck do ya'll think is the friendliest? (I'm not sure if there is a thread like this but if it is please let me know!) [​IMG]
     
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Favorite: Black Swedish

    Most Friendly: Depends on the individual
     
  3. rgn87

    rgn87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Favorite breed: I have only had the Cayuga and Mallard but I would have to say Mallard

    Friendliest Duck: My Cayuga terry comes up and eats out of my hand.
     
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Mallards and 1 Rouen. Mallards are a nice size, Rouens are BIG.
     
  5. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my pekins in every way.. My other ducks are young and crazy, so the jury is out on them.
     
  6. HiddenHill Heretic

    HiddenHill Heretic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite ducks are my Welsh Harlequin. Friendly, calm, and gorgeous. I have 50+- ducks, so they are not very human conditioned. 50 ducks, 1 mind. I feel like the intrinsic nature evolves a bit more in flocks this large. I have Runners, Rouen, White and Golden layers, Blue Swedish, Khaki Campbells, Mallard and Welsh Harlequin. As I said, the Welshies seem to be the most approachable and calmest. Good luck. As was stated, all ducks can be friendly, context and human interaction being the determinate factors.

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  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Welsh Harlequins, buffs, muscovies and pekins all seem to be very people friendly. I have wh and I used to have a buff.

    The absolute friendliest ducks you will get are the ones you brood yourself. Raised by a duck mom they will be more flock oriented than people oriented.
     
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  8. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    my favorites have got to be :
    Runners - funny looking, very funny personalities, my friendliest ducks
    Muscovies - big, goofy, puppy dog personalities.
    Welsh Harlequins - never owned them but want to - gorgeous

    Friendliest ducks : Any breed you get as eggs or 1-3 day olds and hand raise and interact with on a daily basis. The more positive constant people interaction they have the more friendly they will be.

    Breeds in general that tend to be friendlier than others that i've seen : Muscovies - definately, pekins, Welsh Harlequins, and buffs.
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I have to say Calls. Wonderful little birds.
     
  10. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite and most friendly is my Snowy Mallards. So far all mine have been hens. I think one of my ducklings might be a male. [​IMG]

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