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Magpie vs. Anaconda

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SnowFairy, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. SnowFairy

    SnowFairy New Egg

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    Sounds violent, no?

    I searched and Googled for this and just ended up with something that looked like a snake story.

    So I joined to ask and I'm already overwhelmed at the size of this place (*wallflower wave*).

    The question:

    What should I have in mind/look out for in trying to choose between a magpie duck or the Anaconda duck?

    What I can tell so far:
    -They both have the variety I'm looking for (individuals look different)
    -respectable egg-laying reputation
    -scavengers that (in theory) stay close to home.

    Do the differences really matter? Should I just collect whatever available and get on with my life (this is the way I'm leaning now), or is there something I should be aware of?

    I've enjoyed "guest-visiting" this forum and now I'm here for real.
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I would go with a burmease...oh wait...you were talking ducks...
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I love my ancona, in my opinion they have more color variety than magpie plus are a little bigger, calmer, great layers
     
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  4. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You'll have better luck searching for "Ancona duck".

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  5. SnowFairy

    SnowFairy New Egg

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    *thank* you, I Just figured that out and jumped back over here to re-check.

    Sorta makes me notice how little I actually read. I just visually print.

    But I called to check shipping prices and found the place I wanted to order from can't get Magpies to Alaska, so that made my decision easy enough.

    Now I have to wait until after Easter when they're shipping specific breeds again. Bad timing [​IMG]

    For impatient me, anyway.
     
  6. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just snickering here at your "Anaconda" (snake) verses "Ancona" (duck). Looks like the snake swallowed the duck and now bulges more letters. [​IMG]
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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