favorite duck breeds!

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by applebutter14, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. mallard

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  2. pekin

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  3. call

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  4. magpie

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  5. cayuga

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  6. rouen

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  7. capbell

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  8. runner

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  9. swedish

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  10. mascovy

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  11. buff

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  12. crested

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  13. welsh haliquin

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  14. gold star hybrid

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  15. mix breed

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  1. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi! i just started a thread on favorite chicken breeds and i am also a duck lover so i thought i would do one on duck breeds, too

    like the chicken breed one i will list 15 duck breeds and you vote for 1 ( or 2 if you cant make up you mind) and you post which one/ones you voted for and we will see what the favorite breed is!
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked two: Runner and Cayuga. Both breeds are among my small duck flock of nine that also consists of Mallards, Khaki Campbells, and a Buff. Indigo (Indi), Ebony, and Jade are by far by my favorite girls!
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  3. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I voted for call and magpie, I owned a magpie drake last year and he was so tame and sweet, he would come up to me and jump on my lap whenever I sat down, I voted for call because I own some and they are so cute! I have owned Cayuga, Swedish, and runner but I like my calls and magpie better :)
     
  4. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh Harlequins have been my favorite thus far. They're beautiful with their light colored plumage with darker markings and I love their dark bills. They also lay like champs if you like the eggs.Mine also happen to be the second quietest breed of duck I've had... next to the muscovies.

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    Golden phase hen
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    Golden phase welsh harlequin female moulting as you may be able to tell from her wings.

    Whisper
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    Silver phase drake
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    young female on the left and young male on the right
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  5. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!
     
  6. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. They're really nice to have around and very quiet. [​IMG]
     
  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love them, @Adorkable !!!!! How many ducks do you have?

    -Alex
     
  8. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankies! I started with 6 but they all turned out to be drakes... they were muscovies, 1 khaki campbell and 2 pekins, so I rehomed those.

    Then I ordered a second batch (sexed) of 7 from Metzer Farms. 4 Welshie girls, 1 Welshie drake, 1 cayuga girl, 1 Pekin. I rehomed them all except 2 gold phase Welsh Harlequins. They are a lot of work and we had a huge problem with flies when we had 7 ducks, but I didn't want to be without ducks so I kept Cookie and Whisper. So I only have 2 right now, but I love having them around. They make the cutest little sounds.
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welshies are beautiful! That was a breed on my list, but I ended up getting different ones. [​IMG]

    -Alex
     

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