Saxony or Khaki ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by missmaryb, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. missmaryb

    missmaryb In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    North Port, Fl
    Okay we decided the urge to hatch again is just too strong to ignore LoL We are really drawn to the Saxony and the Khaki ducks because of their aesthetic appeal and are trying to decide betwen the two. So could somebody tell me a little bit about the temperment and the hatching conditions that would be needed between the two? We want an easy hatch with a nice, calm duck [​IMG]
  2. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    I raise Saxonies and they do have a very calm personality. They are also excellent egg layers. As for quacking, it is extremely hard to get them going. They just don't like to quack. They do get noisy in the morning when my husband walks with the food bowl to their feeding place. Not as loud as a quack, but they are talking. He puts the bowl down the talk is over. Otherwise you never really hear them at all. Our ducks go along with 4 large hunting dogs. They are not afraid of them. We can take all of them for a walk into our meadow. In summer we all sit on our deck, us, dogs, and ducks. One big family. Right now I have 9 ducks from two different breeding lines. 10 more top show quality birds are coming soon from Holderread.
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    I'd like to know this too. I've seen beautiful examples of both and think I want Saxony but I'd like to hear what people who've had them have to say.
  4. missmaryb

    missmaryb In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2011
    North Port, Fl
    That sounds perfect thank you so much for your input!
  5. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    I got my first Saxony hen last summer, and I fell in love. My other ducks are great, but there's something about the Saxony that I can't resist. Ia m ordering 6 new ducklings from Holderreads this year.

    I agree with The Duck ABC's on everything. Very quiet, very calm, great layers . And from what I've heard (I don't have meat birds) Saxony ducks are known for their gourmet meat.

    Only thing I will say, is that my Saxony is not quite as social or goofy as my Pekins. But she's always happy to see me, and comes up to me when I come outside.

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