Pied and Magpie Call ducklings! Cutness overload!!

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  1. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, well wayback when I wanted to develop a line of pied and magpie Call ducks as there were none available in Australia.... All I could find to work with were huge pied indian runners and indian runner crosses, So I decided to give it a go. Well I'm absolutely over the moon with the results of my latest hatch..... all these years of selective breeding trials and tribulations has paid off. Latest hatch I have pied and magpie (ancona ) colored Calls!!! They could very well be the first to be bred in Australia [​IMG]But like all Calls in Australia they need fine tuning... none the less they are so striking and beautiful :D.
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    Here are mum and dad, they are quite tiny and I'm pretty proud of what they look like compared to what I started with.
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    Here is mum with the kids, I can't believe how many colors they produced!
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    All the kids now safe inside the house in a brooder, I felt mean but they are too precious to take chances with.
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    How cute am I?? This one is probably my favourite (for now)
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    Blue magpie :D
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    Not sure on the colours of these 2, magpie on left, pied on right.
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    Black pied.
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    And a couple of blue pieds like mum and dad! Can't wait until they are fully feathered!
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    That is cuteness overload lol
     
  3. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes it evenmore exciting when you get colours you have been trying to breed for so long... now to fast forward 6 months LOL.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Adorable bemba Congrats!!!
     
  5. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The kids enjoyed their first swim, they are growing very quickly and I'm cleaning their tub 3 times a day!! Hurry and grow a bit so I can put you outside :p I do enjoy the hands on though... when they are left with mum you cant get so up close and personal with them.
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are so precious, what is that they are swimming in?
     
  7. keeperofthehearth

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    [​IMG] Adorable and congrats!! They are beautiful!
     
  8. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The laundry sink [​IMG] hahahahaaa, it freezing here so I had the water nice and warm [​IMG]
     
  9. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou :) I think so to :)
     

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