Ringed teal hens?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by jbourget, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    I recently adopted 2 ringed teal males and would like to find them both mates. I heard they are about 45$ or 50 each is that accurate? and do they pair up to mate like mandarins or wood duck or can i buy multiple hens for the drakes? my mandarin drake is not a fan of the new competion. is it possibly for ring teal male to hybrid with a mandarin hen?
    thank you for all of this new info my first wild ducks. but i have hundreds of call ducks. i am also looking to purchase a pair of red breasted geese this season...with my income tax returns [​IMG]
     
  2. Mark HSV-AL

    Mark HSV-AL Out Of The Brooder

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    Ringed teal do best in pairs as both the male and female care for the young so their pair bonds are especially strong.
    Ringed Teal are not as prone to breeding extra hens as other ducks but it would quite possibly happen.
    Mandarins can breed or be bred by other ducks but they cannot hybridize so you dont have to worry about that.
    Wood Ducks will breed anything that moves and they are fully capable of hybridizing with any other species as well.
    I have actually seen Wood Ducks hybrids in Chestnut Breasted Teal, Silver Teal, Northern Pintails, Bahama Pintails, Blue Winged Teal, Falcated Teal, Red Crested Pochard, Mallard, White Eye, Marbled Teal and Cape Teal. There are probably more but those are just the ones I have seen.
    If you would like to purchase a couple of Ringed Teal hens then let me know, I will see If I have any extra.
    Best of luck this season,
    Mark Hall
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  3. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    [​IMG]Hi mark wonderful information thanks for that. I am most interested in some ring teals, or silver if you have any. I am checking with the local friend of mine and then if he does not have any i will get them shipped. I really like the idea of promoting wild endangered species and love to see and hear them fly in my aviarys. they perk the peafowl up too and make them display more! here are some shots from today

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