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Totally silly question here!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious as to how much these breeds weigh.

    Calls
    Mini silver appleyards
    Silkies
    Magpies
    And saxonys

    Really random and weird but curious I think calls weigh around 2 lbs for the males, and 1 1/2 for females, but could be wrong....
     
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  2. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Tashi

    Tashi Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's something like this:
    Call ducks - Ideal weight for drake 0.56-0.68kg. Duck 0.45-0.56kg
    Mini Silver's - I think it's about a kilo
    Silkie - Again, about a kilo
    Magpies (i was going to get one of these to keep by duckling company. They're really cool [​IMG]) duck: 2,5 kg; of the drake: 3.5 kg
    Saxony - Drake: 3.6 Kg, Duck: 3.2 Kg

    I think this is right. I wikapedia'ed [​IMG]
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    OK. Now it is time for you to purchase an American Standard of Perfection so you can easily look things up like that.

    It's a gorgeous book with beautiful color plates and tons of information about all the recognized breeds of poultry. It's well worth the price.

    With the newest edition out, if you don't want to pay full price, you could probably find the edition before this one for a very reduced price. There will be a couple of newly recognized breeds missing, but as far as I know, none of the breed standards have changed.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol. Never heard of it? Is there a website? Lol! I figured there was a few people on here who could help me, so I thought I would ask [​IMG] thanks guys!
     
  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Silkies are not APA recognized so they wouldnt be in it.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much is a kilo besides a thousand grams [​IMG]
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    You do know you can google online conversion and get the answer. Could also google average weight of _________ (fill in the blank) and get the answers. It is part of researching a breed. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Oregon Blues

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    The SOP is sold through the American Poultry Association web site. As far as I know, that is the only source unless you find one used.

    I think that if you an get your hands on a copy, you will really enjoy having it and looking up all the different breeds and reading all the information about what to look for in a good bird. The illustrations in the newest edition are really outstanding. They are paintings and could be framed, except that you wouldn't want to cut them out of your book.

    Because you are genuinely interested in poultry, I would love to see you succeed and turn into a famous breeder. Getting your copy of the SOP is an important step in that journey.
     

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