Magpie Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FarmFreshEggs, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. FarmFreshEggs

    FarmFreshEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know where you can purches Magpie hatching eggs? I really Want some!!![​IMG]
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a breeder on BYC who have them. Her name is newbyduckmom she has a magpie pair. Maybe she would sell you some [​IMG]
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  4. ChipotleChick

    ChipotleChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small flock of Holderead blue Magpies (a drake and three ducks). They are with some WH ducks but the only drake is Magpie and the Magpies lay a smaller pale blue eggs. I'm not sure if that is universally true but it is true with my flock. I would be happy to send you some when they start laying again. It may be March since I am in Montana. I'd also like to run a fertility check in my own incubator for a week before sending you some from the following week. The first of the year could be a lower fertility.
     
  5. Ohhh! The coveted blue egg!! I may just have to get some eggs from you too Chipotlechick!
    I just have one pair and like the breed so much I would love to add another hen even though I shouldn't be thinking of adding more ducks in our limited space.

    My black Magpie hen lays white eggs. She just started laying last Thursday, five eggs so far, She stopped for a couple of days when I move her and her hubby into new quarters to separate them from the rest of the flock. They hatched from eggs I bought from a prize winning local breeder, she tried to buy them back from me but they are such sweeties I couldn't part with them. I entered the drake (he's blue) in a show last summer and the judge told me he is really good, but was too young at that point and so not quite filled in enough, so he only got second place. The female has that spot on the back of her neck that I read is hard to breed out in the females, but she is the friendliest member of my flock and now she has distinguished herself by being the first to start laying, even beating out five Welsh Harlequin hens. I have to brag because I love that couple so much.

    FarmFreshEggs I might be able to send you eggs too in a few weeks after they have been separated long enough, if you are interested. How big a flock do you want? ;)
     
  6. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    are magpies.... call size???
     
  7. Magpies are a lightweight breed of duck, usually around four to five pounds.
    But there are call ducks bred to have the magpie markings.
     
  8. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    My Magpie lays creamy white eggs! I wish she laid blue eggs!
     
  9. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    oh thank you..
    so they are on the smaller side of standard size ducks not as big as pekings and swedish or mascovies but bigger then a call??
     
  10. msf

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