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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Oct 21, 2011.
just cos everyone went in during daylight and I could get a pic
Very nice! And I love their black feet! Thanks for sharing!!!
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.
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!
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?
I loVe them they're like cows!
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.
your flock is so pretty! Is your goose protective of them?
here's a pic of my little ducklings.
I have 3 geese. They yell at the ducks if they notice them mating 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!!