Starting point to learn about different types of bantams?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dusky Beauty, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    I've got 20+ full sized ducks, but was advised by my daughter's 4H leader that we should get a couple of call ducks for her showmanship project next year.
    I started out with ducks because I wanted to do an egg business and duck eggs resonated with me as being more marketable where I live, plus I've always wanted the little quackers and finally had an excuse!!
    I really concentrated on egger ducks in everything I studied, call Ducks are all new to me and I'm wondering where to start learning about them.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    just look up call ducks on BYC.[​IMG]
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada

    4-H is sooooo over loaded with call ducks about 85% of ducks at pro show this weekend were call ducks. I would seggest a light breed, such as a Runner or Dutch Hookbill

    As a side note, Call Ducks are VERY small, and lay as few as a dozen eggs a year. most of my good calls laid about 25-35 eggs/year. And then if you get between 50%-75% is good.
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Here's a couple Bantam Breeds that I can think of off the top of my head:

    East Indies
    Silkies (Yes there are Silkie Ducks!)
    Mini Overberg
    Mini Silver Appleyard
    Australian Spotted

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