Mandarin Duck thread ( for posting pictures and discussing)

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by PrinceSandwich, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

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    I know there's threads on Mandarin pens and on incubating Mandarin eggs but I don't think there's one just for posting pictures and talking about Mandies. So here it is! I don't have any, but I'm hoping to get some soon.

    Post away!
     
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  2. Dbreeder

    Dbreeder In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Mandarin nest
    [​IMG] some of my wood ducks and Mandarins
    [​IMG] Mandarin hen with Ducklings
    [​IMG] Another Mandarin nest
     
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  3. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Songster

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    Quote:Great photos! How many Mandarins do you have?
     
  4. Dbreeder

    Dbreeder In the Brooder

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    thanks i have 2 pairs and there both incubating eggs right now im excited too see some babies running around.
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

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    I can not wait Till my Mandies start laying ........ Lucky you!
     
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  6. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    hope to see some mandies in my pen before long!!
     
  7. Dbreeder

    Dbreeder In the Brooder

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    thanks [​IMG] they should be laying anytime for you now.
     
  8. PrinceSandwich

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    Quote:If you take the babies when they hatch will she lay another clutch?
     
  9. Dbreeder

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    ya most times she will but i usually just let the mom raise them.
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    Quote:If you take the babies when they hatch will she lay another clutch?

    If that's your goal, it's best NOT to let her hatch them at all. Take them 1/2 way threw and finish in an incubator. With these types of waterfowl, once they hatch a clutch, their biological need to reproduce for the year has been fulfilled, to avoid this, it's best to pull them and finish in an incubator. Usually can t get 2 sometimes 3 clutches this way.
     

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