I am getting call ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by arherp, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have decided to get some call ducks this Saturday. Is there any tidbits of information out there that I should know about them? Any helpful hints? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I thought you were "getting calls" about nuisence ducks! hahhahhhahaahahah april fools early
     
  3. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, changed the title.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    mine make a lot of noise.
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll love them!!!!
     
  6. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love mine to bits. You're gonna have a great time with them. They are crazy loud but all my neighbours like the sound of them cos they say it always sounds like they're laughing. I don't know what needs to be done differently with calls to other ducks cos my calls are the first ducks I've ever had. They like to dig in muck, use you as a climbing frame and stand outside the feed cupboard and demand food! They make the world a better place!

    Here's Rory, he a bit of a mutt call, he's good and small but his beak is a little on the mallardy size!:

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  7. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:There are many different types and varieties of call ducks...pet quality, breeder quality and show quality, and everybody has a different idea of what comprises what. My best advice is to know the standard for the breed and what variety you are looking for before you go so you don't wind up being at odds with what you buy. Show ducks are not necessarily practical ducks or good breeders, and good pet quality ducks may not be able to take a prize anywhere or produce ducklings that people will pay a lot for. So know what your goals are and what sort of call duck will fill the bill.
     
  8. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with duckluck, my calls wouldn't get a look in at a show but they are the friendliest little peeples you could hope to meet!
     
  9. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Do they lay good/have high fertility?
     
  10. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the help so far BTW.
     

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