friendliest breed of duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ashleyy_x3, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
    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? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    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!
     
  3. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah. i hear moscovies are VERY freindly. but, their appearence kind of scares me [​IMG] haha their not all that cute
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    not swedes.
     
  6. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    my runners are sweeties, but if they are not indoor pets they can be super duper skittish.
     
  8. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  9. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    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
     
  10. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah ive heard pekins can be just like having a dog. [​IMG] 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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