just another flock pic... Anconas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just cos everyone went in during daylight and I could get a pic [​IMG]
     
  2. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! And I love their black feet! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!!!
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't decided whether to get a couple of Anconas or more Magpies next Spring. The Ancona's might be hard to come by - since I would only want 1 or 2.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  5. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toadbriar.....I love your flock. I soooo wish I had some light colors instead of all black and chocolate. They really are pretty little things, aren't they? And your GOOSE! We have had this conversation, but I love yours!
     
  6. iseespots

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    Your flock is very nice! It bothers me to see so many ducks in some flocks that are very dark. Where did your stock originate?
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loVe them they're like cows!
     
  8. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They're a combo of some hatching eggs I got off ebay, and some birds from cackle hatchery.

    I have one girl that's marked almost like a swede (and with a crest!) but she's a bit of a favorite for personality, and socially, a really important element of the flock IMO. She's the welcome wagon, always making friends with new babies or adults or geese. Couldn't do without her. And I see so many Anconas marked like sea gulls... a bit more pigment in the mix doesn't bother me too much to even things out. I'd never sell any who looked like her for breeding.
     
  9. ducklover700

    ducklover700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your flock is so pretty! Is your goose protective of them?

    here's a pic of my little ducklings.

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  10. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 geese. They yell at the ducks if they notice them mating [​IMG] or if the males are chasing each other around. I can't say if they're much protective beyond that, because they're acclimated to the horse, goats, and people. We haven't had, thankfully, any events where a goose had to leap to someone's defense, so I don't know how they'd do. I pretty much just want them to make noise if something threatening comes around. They're good at voicing their disapproval :)

    Your babies are adorable! More pics plz!!
     

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