list of ducks that fly?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by eggdd, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there a list of ducks that fly? does anyone know off the top of their heads?
     
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Muscovies!
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    As Rosecomb-Ryan has said- Muscovies- but also Mallards and the small bantam breeds. The wild ornamental breeds such as wood ducks- mandarins and the like are also fliers. Generally anything other than the domestic varieties that over the years have been selected for egg laying capabilities and meat production.
     
  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Starting at bantam, and going up...
    -Calls
    -East Indies
    -Australian Spotteds
    -Silver Bantams
    -Mallards
    -Campbells
    -Forests
    -Harlequins
    -Oudenaarde
    -DHBs
    -Overbergs
    -Shetlands
    -Indian Runners
    -Magpies

    Those that occasionally can get of the ground...
    -Orpingtons
    -Swedish
    -Danish
    -Termondes

    Those that occasionally can get over the fence (not like that bothers me)...
    -All remaining breeds, Except Aylesbury and show Rouen
     
  5. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are awesome and just rocked my world. thank you.
     
  6. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    You're Welcome.
     
  7. Fawus

    Fawus New Egg

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  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you owned all these breeds? Cause some of these DONT fly!
     
  9. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you owned all these breeds? Cause some of these DONT fly!

    Buff Orpingtons: do very much fly, very rarely though. One of my girls flew over a 5 foot fence.
    Swedish: Can fly but not very well (along with any duck).
    Runners: don't really fly, but they can get off the ground for a few feet.
    -All ducks can fly but some are poor flyers.
    These three breeds I own, so I'm only going off my experiences.
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you owned all these breeds? Cause some of these DONT fly!

    Buff Orpingtons: do very much fly, very rarely though. One of my girls flew over a 5 foot fence.
    Swedish: Can fly but not very well (along with any duck).
    Runners: don't really fly, but they can get off the ground for a few feet.
    -All ducks can fly but some are poor flyers.
    These three breeds I own, so I'm only going off my experiences.

    Ive owned khakis, harlequins, and rouens (hatchery quality) and none EVER flew...
     

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