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Tell me about your Crested ducks :D

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Guitartists, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Ok.... originally I thought these were the UGLIEST SILLIEST looking ducks ever... BUT, I keep seeing these pics of these ducks with their bouffant dos and I can't help but fall in love.... [​IMG] So please, tell me about these guys and gals and please... PICS are encouraged!!!!!! [​IMG] I may also be looking for some eggs in the spring [​IMG]
     
  2. I have crested rouens. She is great and very nice. She is not noisey either. Here are some pictures of her.
    http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd195/Maine72/DSC00259.jpg
    http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd195/Maine72/DSC00480.jpg
    http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd195/Maine72/DSC00482.jpg
    http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd195/Maine72/DSC00485.jpg

    Mating crested to crested will give you 50% crested, 25% non crested but crested gene carriers and 25% die in the embryo because of deformities. (head,skull).

    What you should do is mate crested with non crested and you get 50% crested and 50% non crested but carriers.

    Theya re awsome ducks and I want to try to improve my crested rouens. She is laying but i really don't want to hatch ducklings in the middle on winter.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Cutie [​IMG] And thank you for that info on breeding crested [​IMG]
     
  4. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have a crested Rouen Female and a Crested Blue swedish (I think female, its not fully mature yet)

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    I dont have a pic of my crested blue swedish on this computer.
     
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a pic of my Crested with his sister, his name is Jethro!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, these ducks are GREAT ! A conversation piece as well.
    Here is Miss Sunshine. Her pic has been on here a few times..

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Hi!
    I used to think crested ducks were 'just wrong', now I lovelovelove them!
    I have 5 crested girls like this one with a non-crested drake.
    [​IMG]

    And I have another pen with this double crested drake and non-crested girls.
    [​IMG]

    I'd think a flock of double crested ducks would be a sight to see!
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Hey... I think you need to send that Drake over to Miss Sunshine. I think she actually smiled and winked at him!! [​IMG]
     
  9. They'd make a lovely pair --- Dub and Miss Sunshine.
    I need to get new pics, those are from back in June and I think his crests have gotten bigger.

    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    I need new pics also, but she was sooo clean in this one I use all the time. Right now with all the snow and mud, she is not very pretty to look at. VERY bad hair days!! [​IMG]
     

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