Ideal Poultry's Black East Indie ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyb1969, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Has anyone gotten them? If so, how are they? I'm considering getting a pair for my son this spring.
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    When you ask, "how are they," what exactly do you want to know?
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    quality wise, how are they? are they good type in regards to size?
     
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  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I just put in an order for 4 of them, I hope they are at least close in color and size to what they should be. Looking forward to replies.
     
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Sorry to say, but most, not all, hatchery ducks are not of show quality...hatcheries don't control their breeding, they just have a bunch of ducks in one pen and hatch whatever they get. Your BEI's will probably be the size its supposed to and have some green sheen, but they probably won't have a very shiny green and they might not have a pure black beak and legs....this is okay if you dont plan on showing them, they will make excellent pets!
     
  6. ThreeGlovers

    ThreeGlovers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of my BEI's that came from Ideal last year. I am pretty sure that they are not near show quality. But since I don't raise for show, or to sale it doesn't really matter to me. They really do have a better green sheen to them when they are in the sun but it doesn't show up in the pictures I have here.

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  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thanks for the pics, Bo [​IMG] ...seeing them really helps.
     
  8. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you haven't ordered them yet, I would start local using craigslist or asking on some of the forums. You might be surprised to find someone within driving distance who has some.

    I raised them for quite a few years, liked them more than the Calls.

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  9. dot n'dave

    dot n'dave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were checking out the duck pics and noticed your hen in the background...shes gorgeous!![​IMG]
     
  10. doliver20044

    doliver20044 New Egg

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    Quote:your BEI are beautiful.. i always wanted them..
     

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