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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    The most popular duck in my area is the muscovie. Mostly blues and black though. Whats the most popular duck in your area?
     

  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Pekin, Mallard, and Swedish. Sometimes you see Muscovie. One person posts all the time with exotics, Mandarins, teals, ect. Periodically some Khaki Campbell.

    The only add I ever saw for Saxony all this year, on CL and other venues, was my own wanted add. [​IMG]

    Really I thought there would be more Muscovie for the meat, we have all manner of Boer goats, market pigs, beef, cornish hens... rarely any ducks though with that intention.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Not trying to hijack, but anyone have a suggestion for a friendly duck breed? I have a mutt duck right now. She is runner x something.. She needs a friend [​IMG] I have chickens with her.. Is it okay for her not to have any of her own species?

    ETA: I would have to agree about the muscovie. They are very popular around here. Not my favourite for sure. I don't really like the look of them [​IMG] Hope I didn't offend anyone!
     
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  4. Quote:I'm still new to raising ducks but I've noticed that pekins are VERY friendly [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:I'm still new to raising ducks but I've noticed that pekins are VERY friendly [​IMG]

    Thanks!! The breeder has pekins as well! [​IMG]

    I appreciate the advice [​IMG]
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:Hey, no problem we are glad to help. I have welsh haequins, they are very friendly. But dont like to be picked up. No ducks do though. Lol! And im not offended. You just think in your own way. And she does need other duck friends sadly.
     
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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:Hey, no problem we are glad to help. I have welsh haequins, they are very friendly. But dont like to be picked up. No ducks do though. Lol! And im not offended. You just think in your own way.

    Does anyone know of a duck that does like to be picked up? Or doesn't mind it at least? [​IMG] We have a lot of kids around that like to pet the chickens and the duck. No picking her up though. They don't fly quite as well as chickens. Found this out the hard way [​IMG]
     

  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:Hey, no problem we are glad to help. I have welsh haequins, they are very friendly. But dont like to be picked up. No ducks do though. Lol! And im not offended. You just think in your own way.

    Does anyone know of a duck that does like to be picked up? Or doesn't mind it at least? [​IMG] We have a lot of kids around that like to pet the chickens and the duck. No picking her up though. They don't fly quite as well as chickens. Found this out the hard way [​IMG]

    Well, the only one I know of is a ....... Muscovy [​IMG] but if you just get like two ducks as babies and play and hold them all the time they wont mind being picked up.
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I'm still new to raising ducks but I've noticed that pekins are VERY friendly [​IMG]

    Interesting, my Pekins were always WILD. Like foaming at the mouth (not literally) wild. I found Muscovies to be much friendlier.

    Muscovies and Pekins are common here.
     
  10. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    Quote:I'm still new to raising ducks but I've noticed that pekins are VERY friendly [​IMG]

    Interesting, my Pekins were always WILD. Like foaming at the mouth (not literally) wild. I found Muscovies to be much friendlier.

    Muscovies and Pekins are common here.

    I have 1 muscovy in with my runners and she was raised inside for the first couple of months. She greets me at the gate and lets me pet her and pick her up. She actually likes to be held and the attention. Im still working on getting past the red things growing on her face then lol.
     

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