Replacement Duck Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by trixieplain, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. trixieplain

    trixieplain New Egg

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    Yesterday the Mallard duckling I hatched last year took off. She either flew away or, God forbid, something got her. I live in a semi residential area with an electric fence topper to keep out raccoons and not a whole lot of big birds have been spotted.
    It's bittersweet but I chose not to clip her wings the second time so if she chose she could go. This wasn't a domestic bird.
    HOWEVER, this leaves me with the Blue Swede drake I got to keep my Mallard company. I know he can't be alone. I'll give it a couple days to see if the girl comes back but I know it's unlikely. She's gone before and come back within a couple hours but not overnight like this before.
    So, I'm posting to get suggestions on a replacement breed. I'm only looking for one to keep him company. I'd like to get more eggs. Something friendly, not too noisy (since I do have neighbors).
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    For quietness you can't beat a Muscovy and female would be compatible in size to your Swede too. They do fly though so clipping a wing would have to be done. They are personable too.

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they get much noisier than mallards - mine was oh so chatty and loud for a little girl!

    I'd be checking CL to see if anybody is looking to rehome a duck around the same size.
     
  4. klemele

    klemele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Rouen Ducks!!! They are about the same size of Blue Swedish Ducks do you care about noise?
     

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