Updated Pics of My Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Ok here are Some new Pics of my Ducks..
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    Grey Runners. (Need to cull through them this next fall.)
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    Blue Muscovy Cockerel
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    A few of my Cayugas
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    Grey Runner hen
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    Old Pair of Black Muscovies (Male-10 & Female-8)
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    Another Pair of Black Muscovies
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  2. sandcat

    sandcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What beautiful ducks!! I love the first pic it looks like they all "standing " around having a good gossip, great pics those green heads are stunning [​IMG]
     
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
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  4. foxhomechickens

    foxhomechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice pics. That drake in the last pic has so much barnucle!
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    If king caruncle in that last pic goes missing, don't you worry... I promise to give him all kinds of treats and snuggles [​IMG]
     
  6. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Ducks. Where did your Runners come from? I have 6 from Holderreads 2009 show stock and am looking for some more high quality Greys. I ordered more penciled , but he doesn't have greys listed....and one of the trio has a defect:( yours look really good, I think they may be cousins:D
     
  7. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that a crested peniciled runner i see in the 1st pic?
     
  8. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I love the pic of the Runner caught in mid flap- They are all gorgeous ducks.. Thanks for sharing those pics.
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Quote:I bought my birds from a breeder that has some from The Holderreads and some from a different line (A Judge) Whom has suposidly been working on them for a long time. I need to get rid of two of the Males in the pics and Just keep the one.. But I have 6 girls.. I think that may be a few too many for one boy.. I was thinking about selling those 2 males and a female then having 1 male and 5 females... Not sure how fertility would be duckyfromoz you raise Runners dont you What do you think???
    is that a crested peniciled runner i see in the 1st pic?

    Yep!​
     
  10. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I actually have mine mostly as pairs or Trios for breeding- so that I know who the parents are. As I am still trying to breed my own line of Harlequin Runners - recording who comes from who has been very important to me. As it turns out this year- I am only keeping one duck whos parents will both still be here for the next breeding season. The others being kept will all have a mother who was borrowed. If I had more room I would still only go for trios- but if fertility in eggs isnt so much of an issue- you could go for a few more females per male. If you are just eating the eggs then fertility doesnt matter- If you are collecting eggs to incubate- then its a waste of space to set infertile eggs- and if you are selling eggs as fertile- you better make sure you have a good fertility rate before selling any- and by that I mean doing a test run in an incubator or under a broody hen.

    Also - I always keep a spare drake. Have you considered a ratio of 2 males- 5 females. If something happens to one male- you still have the other and dont have to go search for - or waiting for a replacement.
     

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