swan thread anyone

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Cole1895, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Cole1895

    Cole1895 New Egg

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    hi everyone don't usually post but ive seen a thread for just about everything but swans an in my opinion their one of the most beautiful birds there are so why not make a thread about them you can post your pictures your questions an anything else swan related youd like to post I don't have any yet but im planning to very soon don't no if this thread will take off but figured its worth a shot
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  2. leanybean16

    leanybean16 New Egg

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    I was just wondering what happens if you don't pinion baby swans, we live in Washington State and the adults we have are pinioned but we don't have room for babies.... thoughts?
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Babies fly away... in a few years when they have established breeding pairs...there will be more regulations on keeping swans.....

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  4. josebeth1

    josebeth1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Ohio, our department of Fish & Wildlife will actively scout out and "addle" the eggs of mutes living out on their own (obviously not owned/cared for on someone's property) so they won't hatch. Close to me, they were actually killing the mutes but I think they now have the population controlled enough to only go after the eggs now.

    The reason for this is that mute swans are not native to this area and are crowding out the feeding/nesting areas of the trumpeters which are both native and endangered. This situation has come about due to irresponsible owners who don't pinion the cygnets and then just let them fly away when they are chased off their pond by the parents. The parent swans will not allow them to stay once the next breeding season is about to start.

    Please Please to all who are intrigued by swans--don't be one of those owners. While it is intellectually understandable that they cannot be allowed to just reproduce on their own, the thought of them being killed because someone didn't take care of them properly is of course, horrific.

    Thank you.
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