Show pics of your Welsh Harlequins. I'm undecided on breed to get.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quiltbea, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. quiltbea

    quiltbea Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to make a decision on getting an egg-laying duck breed this spring. Please show pictures of your Welsh Harlequins.

    What do you average a year in eggs? Can they take the really cold winters in Maine in a sturdy dog-house for shelter?
     
  2. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my two, they aren't very good quality...
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  3. Redwood Violet

    Redwood Violet Out Of The Brooder

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    My two WH are the pale ducks side by side in the middle. They are some of my favorites. [​IMG]
     
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    Bridgett, my first WH
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    Not my duck but I love the photo, its from Mystic Prairie
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    one of my drakes goofing off
     
  5. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all from spring, and haven't started laying yet. I have 3 hens and 2 drakes. Two of the hens are gold phase, the rest are silver. I'm LOVING them. They are the prettiest mallard derivatives I've ever seen.

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    These aren't great pictures but I realize they're the only ones I have with the new drakes, whom I've only had a short while. [​IMG]
     
  6. quiltbea

    quiltbea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks folks. I love what I've seen so far.
    How about egg production? And can they take cold winters?
     
  7. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are here in Michigan, as is the breeder that I got mine from. I've not PERSONALLY put them through winter, but the breeder obviously could. [​IMG] As long as a duck can get out of snow, wind, and precipitiation if it wants, it should be fine. It should also be able to bathe every other day or so, as a dirty duck is a cold duck. I just filll bins every couple days for them, and don't try to keep it from freezing. For drinking water, I have a bin that I put a de-icer in. [​IMG]
     
  8. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are mine, Some people on here have said that i have 2 gold phase and the rest are silver, im still confused on 2 of them about their gender, but here they are!!
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    when they were a little younger and in a dirty spot in the yard, i moved them of coarse
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    Me and BigMomma, yes he is a boy...
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  9. quiltbea

    quiltbea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Caprice, for the info on wintertime with ducks. Sounds like mine will be fine.
    Dream....Love all those pics of your ducks. Lovely.
     

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