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Hi there.... How small is a Bantam duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jm93030, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to hatch some ducks to keep them as pets and I am wondering how small is a Bantam duck?

    do you guys have a picture where it shows a standar size duck next to a bantam duck?

    do you mind posting it here?


    thank you
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Sorry no one talks to u. I dont know anything about bantys
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you


    looks like some quesions are not as important
     
  4. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean Bantys as in like call ducks?
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    My Call ducks weigh just a tad over a pound(if that).
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  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Oh no! Questions about Bantam Ducks are very important. Had I been on earlier, believe me, I'd have answered you sooner. [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have bantams so I dont have any pictures but I know alittle about common sizes.
    Call Ducks (most common bantam breed) weigh around 1 1/2 pounds
    Mallards weigh 2- 2 1/2 pounds
    Runner ducks are a light weight breed and weigh about 3-5 pounds.
    Pekins weigh around 7-12 pounds

    I hope this helps!
    Emily
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I can carry my call pairs one in each hand, my Rouens are 1 bird at a time 2 handed.
     
  9. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I am not sure about breeds.
    I just found some bantam duck eggs on ebay.

    and wanted to know how small are they

    I used to raise chickens and there are bantam breeds that resamble the standar size but way smaller
     
  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Quote:Well I am not sure about breeds.
    I just found some bantam duck eggs on ebay.

    and wanted to know how small are they

    I used to raise chickens and there are bantam breeds that resamble the standar size but way smaller

    If they are listed as just bantam, I would not bid on them. Easier to set, hatch and care for hatchlings if you know the breed, or mix if they are mixed breed.
     

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