Lovable Ducks Contest.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover700, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. ducklover700

    ducklover700 Songster

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    Hey all, I've been following a few threads with Duckling contests, and since it's always fun to see everybody's pictures I want to start one up too. There won't be a prize, just bragging rights. We'll have three categories: Ducklings, Drakes, and hens. I'll pick my favorite three out of each category on June 13th (that's a Wednesday I believe)

    I'd like you to tell what your ducks name is, age, and breed. Thanks, and good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  2. BayGoose

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    Here are my Northern Pintails I've managed to hatch! (I have permits for them, don't worry [​IMG])

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    ETA: These were so fun to hatch. I haven't named them yet. They are just over a week old now. I also have black east indies getting ready to hatch next!
     
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  3. ducklover700

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    Very cute! I'm on day four of my Ancona Eggs; but I'm also pretty new as far as ducks go, so I haven't heard of your ducklings yet. How big do they grow up to be?
     
  4. BayGoose

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    They are a wild species and require permits. The largest they'll grow is 2 pounds. So small, about the size of a mallard. I wanted to try to hatch something different and a little more difficult to incubate/hatch [​IMG]. I've hatched many, many domestic waterfowl over the years. Since I was 10 years old lol. I've hatched ducks the most. Never had Anconas before though...
     
  5. CalBells

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    So happy to share our fist ducks!
    Here are our three Runner girls. They are 3 weeks old today, Shadow, Spark (sparkle-iris) and Eddie (eaty-duck-food).

    At 1 week:

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    And outside yesterday enjoying the sun and my kiddo's mud pies:

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    Oh no an airplane!

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    Last one is a video because I can't resist sharing:


    They are listening to me chop a snack for them while their brooder was being cleaned
     
  6. ducklover700

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    very sweet! I had a chocolate runner for a while but he ended up being a drake so... :(
     
  7. ducklover700

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    This is just my first time incubating eggs. I've got what looks like nine good ones so far. I have eleven in there but two haven't gotten any veins yet. :(
     
  8. BayGoose

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    Give it a little more time. Something may pop up in them. But there's always some occasional eggs that are infertile. 9 eggs out of 11 so far is very good!
     
  9. BayGoose

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    That is so stinkin cute [​IMG]
     
  10. ducklover700

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    yeah, I'm planning on candling them again on Thursday so maybe something with show up then. [​IMG]
     

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