Magpie call duck breeders?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliciaM, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of any call duck breeders that raise good quality Magpie colored ones? I have pet quality ones now and want to improve them.

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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have a female magpie call, and a white pied male. Heres a pic of her. I dont know if shes good quality, but she a magpie call.

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  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eventully I want a magpie drake and a few more magpie females. But right now shes my only one.
     
  4. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the color pattern im looking for... Yours is realy pretty.
     
  5. anaiyuk

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    Yours looks more ancona, tononi has some ancona and lovely magpies as well!
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my! She is pretty. Thank you, I plan on keeping one of her sons and a daughter and trying to keep thqt magpie in there [​IMG]
     
  7. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the differences between Ancona and Magpie?? I am Sooooo confused... LOL.. All I know is that is the color pattern I realy like..Besides her, I have 2 others.. both are her offspring.. one lookes just like her and the other is blue instead of black.. Ive gotta take some pics today.. I will post them as soon as I get them..

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  8. AliciaM

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    This is Dexter..
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    Ellis. And the white one is Blondie..
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  9. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] So cute [​IMG]
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The difference is that magpies are smaller and, significantly, have very specific color patterns that are acceptable in show birds. Anconas are larger and their coloration can be highly variable.

    Very few magpies meet the criteria for proper coloration. Dave Holderread is the only breeder I know of who reliably provides proper coloration, and I don't think he does the calls. Here are some of my (soon to be sold) magpies from Holderread, with good (but not perfect) coloration. You will not often see it even as good as this:

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