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

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    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.
     
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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

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

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Hey,

    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!

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    Here's a couple Bantam Breeds that I can think of off the top of my head:

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

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