flightless duck breeds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ohsnapitscharity, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    ok so i know pekin ducks cant fly. any other breeds?
  2. I think the only ones that DO fly are Mallards and Muscovy ducks, and those fancy ones, wood, mandarin etc... I might be wrong... My Khaki campbells dont, my pekin doesn't, my mallards DO, my swedish don't...
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My Khaki drake flew all over the place, low and far, but always returned. He would fly up to 6 acres away to the pond! My call ducks took flight within an hour of me bringing them home, they flew off and never returned!

    My Pekins have never even tried...lol..they can;t even get out of their own way!
  4. giffy

    giffy Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
    The majority of the domestic Bantam breeds can fly good. (Call, East Indie, Australian Spotted, Silver Bantam)

    For newly purchased birds, if you don't have an enclosed pen it is a good idea to clip the flights till they settle down in their new home.

    The majority of the domestic heavy breeds will not fly............Muscovy do, especially the females.

  5. thechickenwife

    thechickenwife In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2009
    Quote:My husband has been making fun of ours because it can barley put one foot in front of the other. Aways stepping on it's toes.
  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    usually anything bigger than a campbell cant fly w/ a exception to the muscovy
  7. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    My campbells cant fly even though they want to. lol. I had a muscovy that took off the day after I got her. She was my only chocolate and now I cant find more.
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Runner: nope
    Khakis: not usually
    Welsh Harlequins: no
    Buffs: no
    Rouens: no

    These are the ones I have personal experience with.
  9. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    When I got my call ducks I put them in a pen with a pool for about a month. Now I can let them out so I can clean the pen or just for fun when I am out with them and they will herd back in. To many predators to let them roam free all the time.
    They can fly but will come back once they know where they belong. I also have a Khaki Campbell and a Blue Swedish. They flap and get off the ground but are happy to go back to a safe secure area for easy FOOD!
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Rouens, Pekins, Buff, Magpie, Cayuga, Runners

    Ive had personal experience with all but the first two and NONE have ever made an effort to fly, where as my mallard drake always used to try.

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