Show Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Diamante, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    What is the best fancy duck i could show in 4-h that doesnt need much room or pond to swim in?
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    The fanciest ducks would probably be any call duck or Black east indies....they both would like something to swim in though, even a kiddie pool
     
  3. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    yeah i would prob buy a kiddie pool, or build a small wood pool with pond liner. I would really like a mandarin duck, any info you could give me on them?
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Well I have a pair and plan to breed them in the spring, however they aren't very good for showing as they are sometimes skittish and flighty....i guess if you raise one and be around it all the time, you might be able to show him/her. You can see more info about my mandarin ducks and the aviary I keep them in on my website www.sprucecreekwaterfowl.webs.com
     
  5. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    I looked at your weebsite and since my fav color is purple, i think i like wood ducks more, lol. I'd like to get a pair of fancy ducks if i can find a breed i like.
     
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    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    you need a permite to have wood ducks , call ducks are good for 4-H all tho good show pairs cost up words of $ 50.00
     
  7. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    Oh wow $50 for a pair. My sister told me they would cost a lot. Do you know how to get a permit?
     
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    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:for wood ducks may be the DNR department of natrail rescorecs , sorry not shure what it is called in the US tho
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Permits aren't that expensive but just a word of warning...it will be very hard to tame wood ducks down if you do anything but raise them from babies
     
  10. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    ok. any way to get babies and make sure that i get 1 boy and 1 girl? i only want 1 pair so i cant hatch any my self.
     

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