Showing Call Ducks! Questions (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GAChknGirl, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a male call duck i want to start showing i got him last winter he isn't that tame is there a way i could tame him or is it to late?? Also his beak measures a little less then 1 1/4 inch is this good?? what all do i need to do to get him ready he has absolutely no black what so ever anywhere on him

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  2. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help??
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

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    Southeast Missouri
    Quote:Less than 1 1/4 inch on the bill is good, and expected in a show quality call duck. I'm not a certified poultry judge, nor do I claim to be an expert in critiquing call ducks, but I have a pretty good eye for type. Your call duck is a clean, handsome bird with good feather quality, but he is a bit racey in build versus the desired cobbiness expected in show calls.

    If you plan to get him or anther bird show ready, you might put him in a small cage in the garage or somewhere where people are regularly. Talk to him a lot and just get him used to having people around. It should help...
     
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  4. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Less than 1 1/4 inch on the bill is good, and expected in a show quality call duck. I'm not a certified poultry judge, nor do I claim to be an expert in critiquing call ducks, but I have a pretty good eye for type. Your call duck is a clean, handsome bird with good feather quality, but he is a bit racey in build versus the desired cobbiness expected in show calls.

    If you plan to get him or anther bird show ready, you might put him in a small cage in the garage or somewhere where be are regularly. Talk to him a lot and just get him used to having people around. It should help...

    Thank you for our opinion!! and help, i will put him up and start handling him more
     
  5. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing goes streight to a ducks heart like food! In most situations feeding by hand should be avoided. but when socializing it helps immensly. i recomend several times a day sitting with him calmly and quietly and feeding him treats (may i recommend tomato or banna?) after a while you should run you hands over him and reward him and immeadiatly leave him be. eventually you will be able to pick him up and handel him. He will never be as social as an imprinted duck, but theres no reason he cant be comfortable with you! [​IMG]
     
  6. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your bird is probably what is considered breeder quality. Very nice looking little bird, but lacks some of the specifics for a show white call. As said before, he lacks the "cobbiness" that most judges are looking for. Also his bill appears to be long and narrow whereas most show call ducks have wide short bills. Some have bills that look wider than they are long. Nice CLEAN little bird, most of our Calls were very good at staying clean as long as they were provided with fresh clean water, they pretty much took care of the rest. We have one call drake left, we gave them up to work more with largefowl ducks [​IMG]
     

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