Mallard - Call Cross Drakes

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by ElizabethinNY, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two boys that need a new home. They are 8 months old, born June 21, 2011. They are the offspring of my little Mallard hen and her husband, a white Call duck drake. They have clipped wings and should go to a home where they can be protected from predators. They would prefer to go to a home with some ladies! They get along well together and don't fight. However, they do beat up their dad, who is smaller than them, hence the need for a new home. They do not like to be picked up but they are fairly friendly. They like peas and kale and lettuce and watermelon and are amenable to bribery and will probably tame even better with some hand-feeding. They are comfortable around me but shy of strangers. I feel that they would warm up nicely with some work. I am willing to drive them up to two hours or so in order to find them a good home and they do not have to go together. I don't think their hearts would be broken to be separated, especially if they were going somewhere with a nice lady friend and a suitable kiddie pool or pond. :)

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  2. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have this Call male. He is not show standard by any means. He is a pet. The mallards are beating him up and he needs a new home! His feathers are currently quite rumpled up, poor guy. I separated him this morning. To a good home only.

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  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I wish you were closer, I went to PA to pick up two girls mallards for my two boy bibs, turns out my two bibs are girls. Now I have 4 girl ducks and no boy...
     

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