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Tell me before I Email her again!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnaD, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, a lady lives near me who breeds and sells Ancona. I emailed her asking if she had female. She has 5 week old females (by quack) and hatching ducklings who she is going to try to vent sex. I emailed her last Wednesday waffling about whether I wanted 5 week olds or wee little new ducklings. I am leaning toward newly hatched ducks just because I like the bonding experience, but I feel more confident in quack sexing ducklings. She told me that she would keep me posted about her hatching ducks.
    The reason I need a female is to try to amend my hen to drake ratio here in my somewhat large backyard, so I REALLY want females. Like I said, that was waaaay back Wednesday and I'm impatient to add two ducks to my flock.

    Should I email her to find out how things are going?
    or Should I wait for her to email me?
    Should I really just get the 5 week olds?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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    I really wish I was the patient type.
    I may have emailed her by the time you answer! [​IMG]
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If bonding is important to you, get the youngest ones she has.
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ask her how friendly the new guys are. Ive had experiences where ducklings DONT bond to me but rather the dog, the other ducklins, or anything else besides me. If the 5 week olds are friendly then you've got a head start on them and their personalities are already showing up
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Really, I think it depends upon whether or not she is competent at vent sexing. If she is experienced go with the ducklings. Since you really need more hens, I would recommend the older "quacking" females.
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with the older quacking ones - they are a sure bet and you won't end up with any more drakes that you may find hard to rehome. They will become tame with time (and peas!).
     
  7. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, she hatched all males so she needs to keep the female teens for breeding. [​IMG]
     
  8. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, what a shame. Are there any other options close by to you?
     
  9. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I can find! I thought sure I'd find something on CL, but nope...I guess I'll wait until something pops up. Hopefully before my boys get amorous.
     

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