Help Judging Calls looks & price

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by IHeartCapnHook, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the calls I was interested in... the guy sold them. So... What are your thoughts on this set of whites....???? They are on eggbid. What would be a good capping price on them?
    Thanks so much friends!! [​IMG]

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  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, I just wanted to say they are adorable. I want calls but I hear they're loud.
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Nice type birds but it looks like the call on left has black on her bill. That would be a fault on a duck and a very serious fault on a drake. Bid what you will, its your money, but I don't think I would go over $80 for the pair. The seller tends to have good show calls but I would ask about the duck's bill it just might be in the picture only.
     
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  4. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My professional opinion, as a call duck owner? Now stop me if I get too technical here, I have a habit of using very complex call terminology:
    I would say that the one on the left has the most fattest ickle fluffy white butt wiv extra sqwueeeziness anna snooglebelly.
    And the one on the right hazza bootiful fattychubby cheekie with kissybits anna ickle smiley beakle. [​IMG]

    And Eggybritches, loud? LOUD? I can still hear them halfway up the road!!!!! And woe betide anyone fall over where they can see, you can hear them laughing two doors down!!
     
  5. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those calls... I wiped out on ice in front of the duck pen, and they just cracked up. [​IMG]

    Its hard to find a white female without a little black in her beak. I have heard its related to hormones/fertility. You may not want to show her, but she would probably make a good breeder.
     
  6. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And this is EXACTLY why I want calls!!! You speak my language!! [​IMG]
     
  7. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The purpose... get a decent set of calls, produce some good looking offspring... so when my kids are a little older and able to enter 4H they can have a decent friend to show. I'm not looking to show right away... just get a decent set, make TONS of baby duckies so I can have TONS of bigger duckies [​IMG] And yes, I am fully aware that they are not the sturdiest of breeds and will not get TONS of offspring. I'm just being silly because I can be.

    Thanks so much for your advice everyone. Like I said... not too knowledgeable of standard or prices... and your help and advice is always welcome!!!!
     
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  8. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lots of people show females with black on the bill, you just loose a point or two.....
     
  9. kawonu

    kawonu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would make good breeders. The black is from hormones. They can be showed but will loose points for it. Good luck with hatching tons! Its addicting.
     
  10. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:That is what I said, it would be a fault (loses points) I did not say it would be DQ'ed. It is usually blamed on hormones releated to egg production I thought these were supposed to be pullets ('09 hatch) so it should be very minor and get more each year (like grey hairs in human mothers). White calls are very Competitive at most shows so the black on the bill of a pullet would tend to cost you BV. They are both very nice type and should make good breeders.
     

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