Rav's Duckumentary - Call duckling babies (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Debs Flock, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Muscovys run around here all the time

    I think they is UGLY!

    Jus me tho!

    Do they taste good?
     
  2. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I wanted to hatch calls and muscovys but weren't sure if. They would be fine together
     
  3. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought they were ugly at first too. But, then they became cute in an ugly way[​IMG]
     
  4. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am assuming it would just be better to separate them...
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I've had to hold an aviary for the calls becuase I had no idea that they were that small till I got them :( but I love them so much they have a lot of personality
     
  6. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their personality and small size is why I am planning on hatching them.
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Absolutely... I really do agree with buff and don't recommend mixing... but I do have a pair of Rouen/Mallard hens running with my Calls w/out issue...



    That's exactly why I keep them... each one has such a unique personality way bigger than their size... super smart too... :)
     
  8. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will plan on separating them when I hatch them[​IMG]
     
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  9. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the birds.

    I have a quad of muscovy penned with a group of calls. The muscovy drake is very friendly and I've NEVER seen him go after any of the calls let alone try breeding with them.
    And I've never seen my call drakes go after the muscovy hens. They tend to stay with their own breed.

    Having said that, if you do keep yours together be sure you get friendly muscovy. They can be very aggressive and it is genetic. So buy from a reputable breeder who culls aggression out of their flock for sure. And keep plenty of female muscovy for the drake to ensure he doesn't get bored as that can also lead to them pestering the little ducks
     
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  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Io's group... the only drake is on far left...

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    Younger group... only drake is in bottom right...

    Getting nice odds so far, lol...

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    Io befriending 2 of the younger group...

    @Julie Bird
     
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