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How to Pronounce Duck Breeds ** Updated with Sound!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1lpoock, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I was bored and I thought I would make a list with pronounciations because I always hear people saying the names wrong. I believe that all of these are correct...if you want more added or have a correction, just post!

    Click on "Listen" next to each duck and then click the little sound symbol on the next page to hear it pronounced.


    Anconas------Ahn Con Ah Listen

    Aylesbury----- Ails Berry Listen

    Bali-----Ball ee Listen

    Campbell-----Cam Bell Listen

    Cayuga-----Ky OO Gah Listen

    Muscovy----- Musk Ah V Listen

    Pekin Ducks---- Pee Kin Listen

    Rouen Ducks---- Roo Ahn Listen

    Saxony---- Sack Son Eee Listen

    Welsh Harlequins---- WellShh Har li kwin Listen

    Wild Breeds

    Falcated Teal---- Fell Kated Teel Listen This is for falcate...just add a D at the end [​IMG]

    Merganser---- Mer Gan Zer Listen

    Pochard---- Poe Cherd Listen

    Baikal Teal---- By Kal Listen

    Scaup----Skawp Listen

    Widgeon---- Widge On Listen
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010

  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Looks like I've been pronouncing them all right. Thanks!
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Neat! I always thought you were supposed to say it ay-lus-bury! I guess I was wrong!
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I thought it was

    bali = ball ee (as in the island)
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Oh yeah it is...dont know why i put I...fixed it!
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  6. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Ooooh, what a fun thread! There are a few of them that I have always said differently....

    Cayuga- I have always said Kay Ew Ga. I know there is a lake in NY, any from there know for sure?

    Muscovy- Musk Oh V. That is how I always heard it growing up in the midwest, but I never talk to anyone about Muscovies, so probably anyone that does would know better.

    Pekin- I have always heard Pay Kin.

    Rouen- I used to say it like Row-in as in "Rowin' a boat" LOL, until someone from France was chatting with me about poultry and told me they used to have "Roan" with a long o "Claires", which are basically light phase Rouens. Again, I don't know for sure what is correct though.

    There is probably a little bit of the "Tomato, Ta-mah-toe", "Potato, Pa-tah-toe" thing going on.... [​IMG]
  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I changed the muscovy one because I think we are saying it the same, i just had a bad example and yes the lake cayuga is pronounced the way I have it I googled it [​IMG]

  8. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Oh, that is good to know! Now I have to break myself of saying "Kay-Ew-Ga". [​IMG]
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Quote:I had the same problem until someone corrected me. Then I saw a show on tv about the lake in NY and figured it must be right. lol
  10. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Actually the breed is just Campbell. I don't mean to sound pedantic--though I suppose I do anyway! [​IMG]

    There are three varieties: the most common is Khaki; then there are also White, and Pied--tougher to find.

    Not sure about the scovy pronunciation.

    I agree with what you posted, myself.

    But every dictionary I have checked actually has it--with very few exceptions--as 'MUSK-a-vee'

    I prefer Musk-O-vee, but then I am stubborn [​IMG]

    good job on this thread

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