Maybe looking For different ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stillmecle, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    I would like to get a couple of welsh harlequin. I want a drake And a hen. How would I go about getting them? Where is the best place to Look for even duckling I really don't want to hatch eggs. I would also like to find a drake buff for my lonely lady buff.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Have you looked on Craigslist? I found Muscovy hens for my drake on there. Probably depends on what part of the country your in as to what you'll find.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Metzer farms carries WH ducklings.

    I ordered Cayuga ducklings from Metzer and am very happy with Metzer Farms!
  4. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    I advise keeping the number of drakes WAY down compared to the number of ducks.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

  6. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to hijack this thread for a minute and ask everyone..... What's a friendly breed you would recommend? What's everyone's favorite?
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Mine is Cayuga. They're pretty quiet, even the gals, who don't quack all that often. They're beautiful, with their black feathers shining with iridescent greens and blues and sometimes purple in the sunlight.

    The ducks are a little stand-offish, but my drakes have always been friendly. Good layers. Fairly large breed.
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Well I have to say Muscovy, but thats only because thats all I've ever had. My oldest is 8years. He has never been aggressive and loves his girls. They are very quiet. And fun to be around. They are seasonal layers but do lay big eggs when laying. Are wonderful broodys and mothers. And come in some beautiful colors. [​IMG]
  9. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    I love Anconas and Welsh Harlequins. Friendly, quiet, good sized, easy on the eyes.
    I like being able to tell the Anconas apart so easily. I only have 3, but know who's into what when I look out the window.
    They are very sweet and gentle and only chatty with me. Or when I should be out there chatting with them.
  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:X 2 to that.

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