Mallard Breed Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OSUman, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    I have liked mallards for awhile now and I had never seen any at a show until I went to the ON. Here are some pics of the Mallards from the ON. If you have mallards show of the pics of yours here.
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  2. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise snowy's I love them! Really like the breed, but the snowy pattern is so striking we love seeing them on the grass.
     
  3. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my "babies": Alex and Boom-Boom, the two oldest drakes & Nana & Ricky-Bobby (who I still can't decide if He is a He or not)
    Alex has the bright green head

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    Ever seen "cheeks" on a duck?
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    headless duck or fun in the mud!

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  4. OSUman

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    Quote:Cool, have you shown them at all? Or do you just keep them for pets?
     
  5. OSUman

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    Quote:Great pics, i loved my mallards. I have lost all the ones that I had to predators.
     
  6. kylee2katie

    kylee2katie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great pics, i loved my mallards. I have lost all the ones that I had to predators.

    I love to watch mine fly, but regretfully, they are each getting a wing clipped this afternoon. No more flying until duck season is over. I am in Stuttgart, Arkansas which is the duck hunting capital of the world and we have several duck hunting clubs around and behind our house and I can't bear the thought of someone shooting one of my babies. There is a 5-6 mile stretch of flooded rice fields right behind my house and each one is literally covered up with wild mallards and others that have migrated down. If there is a field without water, it is covered in geese (snow, speckled belly, and some canadians). I also have 2 muskovy, 1 pekin, and 1 fawn runner.
     
  7. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couldn't find any good pictures of my drakes but here is a couple of pics of this years batch of ducklings at different ages. p.s. as some of you already know its not my thing to set the date on my camera. [​IMG]
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  8. OSUman

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    Quote:Cool do you let them roam around your place or do you have an aviary or something that you use?
     
  9. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all except my ornamentals get to free range my property from dawn till dusk. At night i put them up in an aviary and yes they are fully winged. You can see my aviary in my thread in my signature.

    Finished product is on page 7 and 8
     
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  10. OSUman

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    Great aviary. Do the mallards go in themselves or do you have to herd them/ catch them and put them in there? I had my mallards go in a pen until something got into it.
     

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