Taking the splash!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckduckturkey, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. duckduckturkey

    duckduckturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    Decided to finally add ducks to the back yard. I'm thinking small and friendly as my ponds are not that big. (A couple of old hot tubs and bath tubs.)

    I'm trying to decide between Magpies, Wood, and Muscovies, though open to others. What is the current theory on good small ducks? Oh, and quiet, we have neighbors who would care about noise.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Ducky
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Muscovies, particularly the males, are not small.
     
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Well i like cayugas because they are quiet. the males are fairly small but females are med/lrg
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovies are not small and wood ducks are wild ducks and have to be completely confined or they will simply fly away.

    That leaves you with Magpies, who are lovely ducks with nice personalities.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others muscovy are anything but small.. my 7+week olds are quite large already, but they are pretty quiet [​IMG]
     
  6. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I LOVE my Magpies. I have 3 females and one male. They are fun, adorable but not quiet. My females can be quiet loud when they see me and are looking for treats. They can be quiet but just a heads up if you are looking for a duck that does not make any noise...the females are not that duck! LOL
     
  7. duckduckturkey

    duckduckturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    My apologies, I must have misread the information. I thought muscovies were small.

    So, is it between Magpies and Cayugas then? Looking for the perfect duck!

    Thanks!

    Ducky
     
  8. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    muskovy don't quack and they are supposed to be very friendly [​IMG]
     
  9. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    I LOVE my runner ducks. And mallards, they're pretty small..kinda quiet. [​IMG]
     
  10. shaylabailey

    shaylabailey Out Of The Brooder

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    I highly recomend Indian Runners! My pair are the quitest out of all of my ducks and tolerate being held the best. Not to mention they're extremely elegant lookings, good foragers, and fun to watch!
     

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