My Anconas! Pic-heavy ;-)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Songster

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    I hatched my first ducks this spring, in April & in May. I love them - they're such fun! And now our pond isn't full of algae. YAY!
    I've got 12 total - but 4 drakes will be rehomed, and I will be left with 6 hens & 2 drakes.

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    Almost everyone, except three of the whites

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    Sugar Bowl my lavender hen - and my black drake Bert in back

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    Jagopodgi - blue drake - and Bessie, black hen

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    Two of the brown hens, Sligo and Bramlet

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    Hatched 3 whites in the first batch, and one in the second!

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    They spend the day on the pond, and apparently have friends over.

    Thanks for looking! [​IMG]
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Songster 9 Years

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    Nice! [​IMG]

    We also have a small pond overrun with algae...will ducks really help make it cleaner? I want ducks next year anyway, but that would be a huge bonus [​IMG]
     
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  3. toadbriar

    toadbriar Songster

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    Quote:Well - here's a 'before' picture -
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    No more green crud! [​IMG]

    They're also eating the mosquito and blackfly larvae [​IMG]
    Hopefully the tadpoles and newts are making out alright, and can dive deeper than the ducks can.
     
  4. javajanie

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    They are so pretty!
     
  5. bock

    bock Songster

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    You are a good duckie mom! They look so happy, and of course beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  6. BC_Farms

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    Oh they are so beautiful!!!! Congrats on the hatch and algae-less pond [​IMG]
     
  7. MysticalMom

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    Omg they're Sooooooooooo pretty. *chanting I will not get more ducks. I will not get more ducks. I will not get more ducks........*
     
  8. duck walk

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    ooooooooooooooo...so pretty...Anconas are one of my favs...
     
  9. toadbriar

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    Thank you so much! [​IMG] I think they're such a neat breed - I'm loving how friendly they are, and each hatch is going to be such fun, to see what colors and patterns come out. I really haven't seen much in the way of colored Anconas here in the northeast, so I'm pretty happy and am looking forward to the spring!
     
  10. Birdcrazy

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    They are beautiful ducks!!!!!
    And your place is lovely [​IMG]
    Im in australia so I havent seen that kind of wildlife or environment [​IMG]
    i want to though!!
     

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