The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. jayjay32

    jayjay32 New Egg

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    Thank you very much! I'm gonna have to try this :)
     
  2. Lizzy456

    Lizzy456 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure the duckling you are describing could be an Ancona , since their feet and bills and mottled along with their plumage.They are also considered a mediumweight , so that could be why he is larger than the others.It's just a possibility , but I don't know for sure .
     
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  3. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or should I get a light breed flock?! If so which breeds?! I've heard light breeds tend to be more skittish[​IMG] is that true?
     
  4. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayugas aren't very big. Mine is actually the same size as my welsh harlequin, but I think she is just a tiny thing for her breed. Have you taken a look at this? It's a chart about a few different breeds. It's a generalization but can give you an idea about the different breeds. http://www.metzerfarms.com/DuckBreedComparison.cfm?CustID=4001403
    Are you going to get any males? Staying around the same size is a good but if everyone is raised together the size dofference may not be as big of a deal.
     
  6. WVduckchick

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    It could still be Swedish, just probably black splash. Mine have mottled feet and legs.
     
  7. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not going to get any males. But for my comfort I would like them to be all the same size or close. Should I do a heavy or large flock? Or should I just get one breed and if so which one?
     
  8. Lizzy456

    Lizzy456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Like I said , just a possibility , I haven't owned either so I'm not exactly an expert...
     
  9. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is all up to you. I have a mixed flock and love them, but a lot of people get the same breed. It's all personal preference :) I believe buffs are also large, forgot about them. I'm sure there are a few others I'm forgetting about as well.
     
  10. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think I'm either gonna get a rouen, a pekin, and a cayuga. Or three Pekins?!!! Input on this would be great!
     

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