Pairs or trio's

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adriano, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Which is best for the following ducks.
    Having them as pairs or trios

    Red crested pochard
    Paradise shelduck

  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2009
    Central Florida
    I have no idea, but I've never even heard of the last two. Gorgeous ducks though. I want. [​IMG]
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    i know the first two do better in pairs. In fact it's often hard to find a mandie without a bonded mate.
  4. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    most wild waterfowl tend to pair off so I would do pairs!
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I always read that trio's are better. What 'if' something were to happen to one of them? Then trying to find another the same breed and age is not easy. If you have that source available than I guess you could get by with pairs. If not, trios. I love our ducks, have fun.
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  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    We keep our mandarins as pairs, i dont have experience with the others.....most wild ducks stick to pairs though.
  7. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Thanks everyone.

    As henry said what if something happened to one of them it would be hard to get another same age etc especially the female.
    This was my main reason for asking as i was thinking of one been without a partner.
    As the pair i have now are very close, and i would feel sorry for one to be without a back up partner as such should anything happen.

    The paradise are 120euro a pair, so i think i will stick wit a pair for them.

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