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Magpie Ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting some magpie ducklings in two weeks and I just want to know some more about them. If any one has them do they make good pets? I would love to see some pictures too! They looked very pretty when I was looking them up
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They do make good pets - as with anyone, they respond to gentle, patient TLC.

    Have you read the sticky on raising ducklings? It's a good one.
     
  3. Laci D Hill

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    [​IMG] since this is a magpie thread, do ya'll think mine are magpies? Other than the tan colored one! Lol. If not magpie, then what breed?
     
  4. Amiga

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    I get magpies and anconas mixed up. Nice flock there!
     
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  5. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what a magpie duck looks like (a back top of the head, and black top of the back and almost a black ring going around their rear)
    Anconas are white with random splotches of black. Your ducks look like magpies
     
  6. Laci D Hill

    Laci D Hill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That's what I've thought since they got their feathers in and I could look up pics of duck breeds to compare them with. But these are my first go w ducks and i wasn't sure. They started laying in December and haven't quit through single digit temps! Earned my respect! These are laying medium size white eggs. And their mama hatched out a clutch of 24 ducklings. I've been reading that the good egg layer breeds don't set their eggs normally. I'd also read that the magpies were pretty rare, which is why I was having a hard time believing that I'd come across some on a poor farm in backwoods Arkansas. :)
     
  7. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read the same thing. It took me FOREVER to find a farm that sold them sexed. I could only get boys because I already have an all drake flock of four and my parents would not let me get more than two more ducks.
     
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