friendliest breed of duck?

Ashleyy_x3

Songster
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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Maine
Alright, so i'm interested in purchasing some duck eggs. I'm set up to have some call ducks mailed out to me on monday... but i've also got my eye on some pekin/rouen/mallard eggs..
whats the friendliest, best pet duck

I know a lot of people say pekin are the friendliest. then rouen are a close 2nd.. are call ducks friendly? i like them because of their size. but i've heard that their pretty skiddish?
whats your oppinion?
 

Mourningdove

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Dec 17, 2008
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in my experience mallards are friendly, years ago when we had them my daughter clamed a drake and named him Fred, he was hatched from our eggs and was like a lap dog, he would eat from your hand and if he was bored at the pond he would come to the house for loving, he was cool!
 

shaylee

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
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Hamilton, Il
My muscovy would eat from my hand. I have a duck that might be a call duck mix, pretty friendly. Pekins are friendly as well, just way too common for me, lol. I like something different. My khaki's were friendly.
 

Ashleyy_x3

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10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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Maine
yeah. i hear moscovies are VERY freindly. but, their appearence kind of scares me
haha their not all that cute
 

feathersgalore

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Sep 4, 2008
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Central Ohio
My friendliest ducks are calls. The rouens would rather keep to themselves. This is especially true if they are worked with - our 4-H birds get along great with people.
 

nettie

Enslaved by Indoor Ducks
11 Years
Nov 20, 2008
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Chicago, IL
my runners are sweeties, but if they are not indoor pets they can be super duper skittish.
 

Ashleyy_x3

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10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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Maine
your runners are indoor ducks? haha i usually would picture small breeds like calls maybe being indoor. thats cute though. do they wear ducky diapers?
 

stumble_n_mumble

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11 Years
Nov 23, 2008
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Long Island, NY
hey i have a pekin duck and shes the best pet. very very loyal. i love her i saved her as a day old from a duck farm where she would be sold for meat. it is the best pet i've ever had
 

Ashleyy_x3

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10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
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Maine
yeah ive heard pekins can be just like having a dog.
i'm really starting to think about getting some pekin eggs to hatch now hahah
the only thing i dont like about them is their large size. but i guess their not THAT big..
 

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