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ringed teal?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by pheasant24, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you need a permit to have them in michigan?
    I would love to see pics if you got them!
     
  2. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    You dont need a federal permit, but IF your state requires you to have a permit, then you only need a sate permit. If not, then you dont need anything.
     
  3. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok gotcha!
     
  4. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    good luck with them, I am more than likely getting some this fall because i love em!
     
  5. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome! they are smaller than mandarin right?
    and do you know if they color their first year?
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    I THINK they they are smaller than mandarins, but not 100% sure on that. They do color out their first year. The cool thinks about the males are they keep their color year round, unlike the mandarins.
     
  7. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhhh! cool! and they nest like mandarins too right?
     
  8. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    They are ground nesters(in most cases). Mandarins use wood duck boxes.(in most cases.)
     
  9. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhhhh....i read they were box? so how do ground nesters work?
    like pheasants? or like egyptain geese (in like 55 gallon drums)
     
  10. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    ground box I think, basically anything on the ground they feel comfortable enough to lay in. maybe someone with them can give you a definite answer.
     

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