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Silver and platinum wood ducks

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by peacock, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if there is a possebility of buying them in Europe and what the price would be,

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  2. lobo

    lobo Out Of The Brooder

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    Silver - perhaps next year in Poland
    Platinum - they are in Europe, but at the moment it isn't possible to buy them
    This year price silver, it about 1000 €/pair
     
  3. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe i will be able to get them for half that price next year, i will let you know Lobo
     
  4. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somemore pics, does anybody know something about the genetics and if you breed them pure if all the chicks are the same?
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    silver, white an platinum drake

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    platinum and white drake

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    silver drake
     
  5. Belgrade

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    I dont know price for platinum but I now breeder who have it in Europe.He is near Belgrade(Serbia) and 20km from my place.I bye from him Silver wood ducks last year.I will try to contact him to put some pictures of his birds.This breeder have all mutations of wood and mandarin ducks and i think hi is only man in Europe who have all mutations in same place!

    Regards from Belgrade,Serbia
     
  6. suzysducks

    suzysducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Belgrade, it would be great if you could post some pictures from the breeder near where you are who has all the different Woody & Mandarin mutations! Or, ask him to share with us here on BYC [​IMG]
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's right.
    Here in the US when the silvers first became public, they were $750 or so a pair, now just a few short years later, they are down to $200 at some places
     
  8. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BoggyBottom:
    What do you know about the origin of the silver mutation of the Wood Duck in the United States? I've heard varying stories but I'm sure if anyone knows it would be you.
    DT
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    actually DT,
    I'm not really sure who the first was to breed or possibly import them here? I'll dig around and see if I can find any info on them on the subject. If I do I'll post it here for you.
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember back in the mid 90s, just as I started gbwf, there was one guy with them I believe in Kentucky. He sent me some photos to use on the site, but told me to wait until "he announced" them. At the time, he claimed to be the only one in the US with them, he did not let me know the source or origin. Of course, that being 15+ years ago & as many moves, I have no clue what happened to the photos or the letters. I didn't hear about them again until around 2003 when a few were offered on gbwf at that price you mentioned. I have seen the prices go down, but for the life of me, I cannot remember who I had the exchanges with - you come in contact and lose contact with so many in aviculture when people get out of it for various reasons. The waterfowl mutations origins never stuck with me as much as the pheasants, perhaps as there are plenty of these birds in captivity and the threat of ruining lines is rare with woodies. I think they are a stunning bird as are the white mandarins... one of these days, I'll rebuild for upteenth time.

    I do have the article on the origins of the Silver Bahama Pintail. I found it in my last move, it was published mid-80s in the Gazette. Of course it's boxed away, should I ever unpack I'll scan into a pdf. If I recall, Mike Lubbock was invovled with them and bringing them to the US.

    Looking forward to what you find and if I ever come up with my notes, will post.

    Dan
     

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