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Ideas for Good Breeds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLoverJake, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. DuckLoverJake

    DuckLoverJake Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know great breeds for pets? I know everyone has an opinion so share your stories. It'd mean a lot to me.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    IMO start with your climate and then select the friendliest breeds that do well there. Lots of breeds can be friendly depending on how they're raised - even supposedly flighty breeds.
    Here is a good place to start.
    http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf
    Use that info to find what you want in addition to pet quality, i.e. egg size, color, quantity, plumage color, bird size, ability to forage, tendency to go broody, etc..
    Keep in mind that the calmest, most docile birds can become better prey for predators.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  3. ChampionAlex

    ChampionAlex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh and pekins are pretty good most ducks are really nervous.
     
  4. DuckLoverJake

    DuckLoverJake Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thanks. I had 4 Pekin girls but they are gone because they were attacked but I loved them to death.
     

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