Welsh Harlequin Ducks **pics added**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chknman79, May 21, 2007.

  1. chknman79

    chknman79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody know anything about them? I bought my wife 2 welsh harlequins and 2 Khaki Campbells this weekend and I read that the campbells don't "need" a pond and can't fly very well, are the welsh's the same? We have a pond connecting to our place so it is not a huge problem if they need one but just wondering. They all are cute. We will post pics after work this evening.
     
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  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Congrats! Welsh Harlequins are GORGEOUS! and Khakis are as well. THey would all ove a pond to play in and I gurantee you that you will get as much enjoyment at their joyful splashing and playing. Watching ducks in a pond is a great way to waste an afternoon. And you will feel so good, guilt at those chores you were supposed to do will never bother you. [​IMG]
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Do not require water for swimming to stay health, but they enjoy it. Prefer shallow trays or even a washing up bowl with a brick in it . . no brick produces a tortoise with webbed feet hybrid very funny but also Very messy!


    Welsh Harlequin Ducks are quite active foragers but pretty laid back characters.They are bred from 2 sorts of Khaki Campbell stock, so they are like them alot. They don't fly very well, but I have found them to be a nervous breed.

    I don't know if you are planning on breeding them down the road, but I have learned that Khaki Campbells should be Kept as trio or more, they unsuitable as a pair in Khaki due to the energy of the drakes. Most won't go broody though.Welsh Harlequin Ducks will go broody and hatch out some babies.
     
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  5. chknman79

    chknman79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank yall so much. I am going to get pics up as soon as I can. We've been so busy round here with church, family, school and everything that I don't know if I'm coming or going. Should have pics up after while. Thanks again. You guys (and gals) are awesome.
     
  6. chknman79

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    Here are our ducklings taking a little swim in the tub.
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  7. chknman79

    chknman79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, what do you think?
     
  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww....they are adorable!!! I miss my babies at that age!![​IMG]
     
  9. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable!
     
  10. Chelly

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    VERY cute!!!
     

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