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Mixing Call Ducks with Khaki Campbells

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LauraL3, May 10, 2013.

  1. LauraL3

    LauraL3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of getting a pair of Call ducks, but BEFORE I do, I wanted opinions on if people think it'll work.

    I have one Khaki drake & 3 ducks: khaki, rouen & pekin, who are very gentle. The drake is definitely in charge of his ducks.

    I'd love to also get a pair of call ducks, but don't know if introducing some smaller ducks will just be a major problem.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may work out but likely won't. Call ducks are too little to mix well with anything that will try to mate with them.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I"d be hesitant because you've got the drake, as ducks not sure would depend on personalities. I have some calls but won't be putting them with my Muscovy, their too big plus i have drakes no way am i trusting them with a duck that petite.
     
  4. LauraL3

    LauraL3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, thanks people. You all confirmed what I probably already knew. Was just hoping there was a "trick" to make it all work. Blarg. I just LOVE those little ducks! Maybe someday... :)
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Why not just make a separate area for them? that is what i am doing with mine! yes, yes, i am an enabler! [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    I mixed a pekin female with a pair of calls...she was a gentle giant tho, and she didn't try to mate! I'd be most worried about the drake trying to mate them and accidentally killing one. Build a separate area! They are worth it!! So much personality wrapped up into a adorably tiny li'l package of duckiness! :)
     
  7. howlinghound

    howlinghound New Egg

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    I have an male call duck who is love with my female Muscovy, as well as and buff(pure), call/ malred mix and an male malred .They all get along for me. the only problem is the male call duck thinks he is so tough he starts fights with my guinea fowl and bites my beagle . I would tell you to buy what ever ducks you want for your pack.
     
  8. sprinter

    sprinter New Egg

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    This reply is a few years too late but thought I would answer.

    I have 2 little Call ducks and a Khaki Cambell drake, they now have 9 ducklings my call hatched.(see attached photo)

    I hatched 2 in a small incubator 6 weeks ago, these 2 became quite attached to the duck sitting on the eggs, I found them in the nesting box a few days before the nine hatched.




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  9. Boopsbarnyard

    Boopsbarnyard New Egg

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    I know it's many years too late for a reply but maybe someone like me will come along and like my info. I have a flock of musgovys in every color imaginable. I had a pair of call ducks that I allowed into out flock to try. The female call duck was caught by an eagle not too long after arrival. After her death the little male just started hanging out With the rest of the musgovy flock. I never had any problem with him or my big musgovy male's. He does breed my female musgovys and while the musgovy male's would normally fight another male off they just watch him With little reguard. All of my ducks are free ranged and are in full flight status so that may make a difference. But that has been my experience with mixing breeds.
     
  10. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's Muscovy*

    And I really don't recommend letting calls free range it's better to get them an aviary and if they do have to free range at least have enough cover to hide
     

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