please help with call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by olpoll, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. olpoll

    olpoll Out Of The Brooder

    hello,
    im new to the forum i keep nine hens one cockerel and three call ducks,
    the problem i have is with the ducks i got three apricot calls about three months ago from a breeder i was told that i had 2 ducks and a drake but have since found out that i have two drakes and one duck,
    i know this isn't good and this morning i caught the biggest drake mating the duck there is no fighting between the drakes yet and i think only one is mating the duck,
    what should i do???
    i cant find any one with females for sale i phoned the breeder and she offered to buy one drake back (she has no females)
    ive had no eggs from the female yet now the male is mating her will i get eggs or will she wait until spring?
    should i keep trying to get more females or should i sell the spare drake? [​IMG]
    PS i would like to have a go at breeding would this be easier to start with just two, a duck and drake.

    thanks Olpoll
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    First I want to say that I will be no help at all! [​IMG]
    I have three call ducks, also. It is quickly becoming obvious that I have 3 females. Of course no one has a Grey drake to sell me.

    I'll watch this thread as I have questions like yours. I have lost my heart to these beautiful tiny ducks!! Good luck with yours!
     
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Calls normally lay spring through summer. With the season changing most won't be laying. I wouldn't expect eggs until next spring.
     

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