flightless ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ohsnapitscharity, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i know pekins are flightless but what other breeds dont fly? i want more ducks (maybe more variety) but i dont want a breed that can fly.
     
  2. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought rouens were really pretty. A female could make a nice nest with your male pekin.

    How's your duck doing?
     
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of mine can - we have Khaki Campbells, Rouens, Runners, Blue Swedes, Magpies and Anconas.
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    only small breeds can fly. Calls, black east indies, mallards, snowy mallards, mini appleyards, ect. can fly because they are small and lightweight. i believe silkies are the only "small" duck that can't fly, due to the weird feathers.

    Runners occassionally can fly depending on how small they are. I have two runners, one is 3 1/2lbs the other is closer to 5lbs, neither can fly.
     
  5. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    He is doing better by the day. I may be getting 2 female pekins to keep him companu and possibly get eggs by next spring and incubate!
     
  6. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That can be a really good project for you. Maybe you can show them at the local fair.
     
  7. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    Would love to show some. Only issue being I have no incubator to hatch and I know pekins aren't very broody
     
  8. GagagagagNheck

    GagagagagNheck New Egg

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    Don't incubate pekins because they drown. They need their mum to waterproof them.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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