Post pics of your Swedish Blacks Or Mallards :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I own 6 little duckies. I will post pics soon! I would really like to see other people ducks and DUCKLINGS,
     
  2. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Amiga what ducks do you have? :welcome
     
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Buffs, like Hazel and
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    Runners, like Sechs and Elf.
     
  4. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww they are adorable!!! :) I love runners what about you @Miss Lydia what do you have?
     
  5. Frank Phinster

    Frank Phinster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very pretty birds, Amiga!
    Is there any specific reason you name them after German numbers? [​IMG]
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Well, Frank Phinster, I contemplated what I had done, ordering ten runner ducklings, and just could not muster a whole lot of creativity for names. So I thought of numbering them. Then I thought, well, that seems kind of cold, somehow, and impersonal. Remember, this is not rational, here. Anyway, I thought numbers in a different language might sound nice. I thought of Spanish, but these girls did not strike me as Latina. No, they somehow seemed to be more German. So, German it was. The smallest one is Elf (11).
     
  7. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh I didn't even notice they were German numbers how very creative. my brother takes German. that was a great idea! :rolleyes::welcome
     
  8. Frank Phinster

    Frank Phinster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like this naming system [​IMG]
    Since German is my mother tongue the names of your ducks always stood out to me and I wondered how you came to this choice.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have 15 Muscovy's . [​IMG]
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some of my extended family members are German, and they liked it, too! Now my nickname is Mutter Ente.

    I learned how to say slug (Nacktschnecke - always have to look up the spelling) in German, and drink water. The ducks seem to know what wasser and wasser trinken mean.

    And garden is just about the same in English and German, and the ducks know where the garten is.
     

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