Need help with breeding records. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cheryl98117, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    I have a breeding quad of Muscovie Ducks. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas of simple ways to keep records on who is bred to who, and what duckling came from each pair. Is this even possible? lol

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    Bump...I'm interested too![​IMG]
  3. Yup, ya gotta band them.Wing bands work best. Write the band # in a ledger, along with any pertinant info on each fowl. When you mate them, mate only one male and one female, penned together. The ducklings from that pair should be leg banded with a colored zip tie and good records kept as to hatch date, parents band numbers, etc. When the youngsters are feathered, wing band them and transcribe all the info for them. Lots of record keeping and penning birds apart from the flock. If you have more that one duck to service and only one drake, pen them all alone and move the drake around every 2-3 days. If you don`t pen them alone, you won`t know what offspring came from which duck........Pop
  4. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    Quote:Thanks you SO much, that is a major help. Do you know of a catalog somewhere that I can order bands from?

    Thanks again

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