Grey Call Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ctaynton, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anybody know where I can get some Grey Call Ducklings? I live in Oregon and don't want to pay TOO much for shipping. I don't know anyone near me that has them. Can anyone help??
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Odd are you won't find ducklings-most breeders won't ship ducklings(it's a really bad idea) after they are a day old.
    There are some Grays on featherauction(no, they're not mine [​IMG]) and you could try to get some eggs from a breeder.
    Good luck-Grays are SO in demand right now!
     
  3. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I find a breeder?
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    The best place to look is callduck.org.
    That is The Call Breeders of America and you'll find some really good breeders there.
    Patty Pickard of Faith Valley Waterfowl has Grays, I believe.
    Would you prefer adults ducks or eggs? Also, what quality are you interested in? Pet, Breeder or Show?
     
  5. Born A Duck Lover

    Born A Duck Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Dave Holderread in Corvallis or somewhere thereabouts raises Calls among other ducks, but I don't know if he has any to sell right now. But I know that lots of people here love the quality of his birds. Here's a link to his website:

    http://www.holderreadfarm.com/
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Not a good idea to ship baby Calls though...I'd work toward more mature birds or eggs. Baby Calls are very susceptible to chilling and have a higher metabolic rate; larger duck breeds are not as critical.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I ended up getting hatching eggs and have gray and white both due to hatch around 5/7 was the easiest and safest way to get them here to FL. Nw just hoping for a good hatch. Good luck finding some.
     

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