I think I know the answer to this but is there a quiet female duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AuberyMirkwood, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I know the answer to this but is there a quiet female duck? I know Cayugas and Muscovies but they just seem too big [​IMG] I have 1/10 an acre and everything I have is mini. Bantams, dwarf trees, etc. I've never seen a Cayuga in person but a 7 pound duck next to my 2 pound chickens and wandering my property seems like Godzilla lol... Is there any small breeds that are quiet? Does any one have comparison pictures? I guess I'm a bit gun shy as I raised 7 pekins as a teen and they were the messiest, biggest, greediest (50 lbs of food a week!) LOUDEST creatures I have ever met and I hated them, tasted great though [​IMG] I know ducks are messy, I don't mind that, I just don't want monsters running around [​IMG]
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    My welsh harlequins seem to be pretty quite compared to the runners I've had.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    All female ducks with the exception of Muscovies are relatively loud.Some are quieter but not necessarily "quiet". Have you thought about a exotic species?
     
  4. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What did you have in mind?
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Will they be free ranging or in a run?
     
  6. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the Muscovy drakes are large. The girls are pretty petite.
     
  7. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovy females are quite gentle and not very big, they don't quack at all. Instead they make a cute little whispering sound almost.
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My welsh harlequin hens a very quite compared to the rouen hens. I love my welsh harlequins for that reason. (and many more)
     
  9. robin127

    robin127 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can hear the blue Swedish 300 yards away, but the cayuas only about 100 yards. I suppose quiet is relative.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah Muscovy hens are not big at all.. my girls are all fairly petite... a single arm-full and they are generally very quiet.. mine 'talk' to me but it's just a gentle chirp/peep... they are capable of louder noises(quack) but that is usually only when startled or scared .. honestly the drakes make way more noise with their hissing... [​IMG]
     
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