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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.
Are there any breeds I should stay away from?
no their all good i've owned a few diiferent breeds and never havd trouble with any of them
Ok good... Could I get two females and a male?
yes that ratio should work
They won't overbreed? What is the calmest, most mellow, duck breed?
they could but then they also may not depends on the drake...i have 1 drake and 3 girls and this number works well with my ducks. my cayuga and the welsh harlequin i had were/are very calm ducks
Was your welsh a drake or duck?
You'd probably want to raise the baby separately, at least until he was as big as Quincy. An adult drake can do a lot of damage to a duckling, or even kill it, in a very short time. Have you thought about getting another adult duck? A girl for him?
Sorry about your chicks, but yay for the others!
If it were me, I would not mix babies with adults unless I was putting newborns under a broody hen. I would try to find another adult for your boy to have a friend.
Okay I have a question. I think I have a boy and a girl, but I have yet to hear anyone quack. They are a month old. I'm pretty sure the boy is a boy, because he is quieter and a little bit bigger than the other duckling. He says "peef" instead of peep, in a softer voice. The second duckling is always chattering or saying "PEEP! PEEP! PEEP!" and is louder than the other duckling. Does anyone think that this could be an indicator that I have a girl?
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