i want to start raising ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by karhernandez33, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do I know what kind of duck the ducklings are. I go to atwoods and most of the workers don't know mush about the birds they sell. so I will be blind going in there. I been looking at pics of baby ducks a lot of them look alike but are different breeds. should I just pick the ones I like or know the exact breed I need. I would like 3 or 4 babies. I will try the eggs like my chicken eggs but mostly just want the ducks cuz I want them.
     
  2. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of ducks do you want? what ducklings do they carry at your store? Some good egg layers: cayuga, welsh harlequin, ancona, khaki campbell, ?pekin? Those are the ones i have heard about.
     
  3. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well most of the ducklings are white and some are white with black and I do know they have mallards (that is the only one I know about) .... I was thinking cambells , magpies , or muscovy
     
  4. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Campbells are brown to dark brown. magpies are yellow with black splotches on both fluff and feet.
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    The one in front is a khaki. The one in the back is a pekin.
     
  5. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    p.s i love magpies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i went to atwoods and all they have is I think buffs ,mallards ,and pekins so I got two buff and one mallard .would have loved a magpie and Campbell.
     
  7. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]they are so cute and friendly
     
  8. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Find a breeder in your area that is on BYC or on Craigslist or Facebook groups. I got my Muscovies from breeders that posted ads on Facebook poultry groups I follow. Then you know exactly what you're getting, you get to see the parent stock, and the seller knows about what they're selling.
     
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  10. karhernandez33

    karhernandez33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I didn't see your post till now. thanks for the help
     

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