mistake i probably made

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marvun22, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i made a post earlier about how i ordered ducks and i ordered the right amount of males and females. i had to get rid of that order because i needed some extra money for something. then i reordered and got 2 of all the breeds that are in my signature except in straight run. i am now hoping i get 2 buff females, 1 khaki campbell male and female, 1 rouen female and male, 2 pekin female, 2 blue runner female. but i am probably gonna get something the exact opposite of what i want like 2 pekin male, 1 runner male and female, 2 khaki campbell male, 1 buff male and female. or it could be worse and i get all males. how bad would that be for my 2 females and 1 male i already have.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That could be seriously bad. Excessive males in a flock are at best a source of aggravation and can be a danger to the females.
     
  3. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont be worried too badly i could probably give them away and if necessary butcher some to keep the females ok.
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are almost 100% guaranteed to get all males in straight run.

    I ordered 5 sexed 5 SR from Metzer with my first ducks. All the SR were males. I would have recommended that you wait until you could afford the correct ratios.
     
  5. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i probably should stop ordering and cancelling but i canceled the order. i told my aunt (who raises ducks) about what i was ordering and what gender and she gave me some extra money because she said that straight run is generally not the right way to order things and i changed my pekins and runners to female and i got the campbells into 1 male and 1 female so that leaves buffs and rouens as straight run so i'll see what happens. i probably wont change my order again. i hope i get 3/4 females from that bunch.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatcheries fill their sexed orders first. Therefore, many, many more males are leftover to fill straight run because people order more females than males. You will be lucky to get 1 female in your straight run ducklings.

    So with what you have and what you order and what you are likely to get you will end up, most likely, with 7 F and 6 M which is a HORRIBLE ratio.

    No offense but your title is 100% accurate. Have a plan on what you are going to do with 4 of the males. Or cancel your order until you can afford it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  7. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know someone who somehow (dont ask me) ordered 10 straight run ducklings and got 10 FEMALES she said she could take at least 3 males off my hands.
     

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