What are a few broody breeds of ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BarredBuff, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster 8 Years

    1,924
    14
    186
    Dec 6, 2009
    What are a few broody breeds of ducks?
     
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    6,150
    46
    278
    Jan 15, 2009
    Maryland
    My Coop
    Mallards & Muscovies are the only ones I know of that are broody. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickboss

    chickboss Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    I've heard the Bantam breeds, just like in chickens, are supposed to retain the tendency to go broody.
     
  4. bock

    bock Songster

    2,281
    11
    191
    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    I have had 4 female Mallards, and oddly they never went broody once! [​IMG]
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    3,703
    60
    228
    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Anyone have a copy of Holderread? I can't find mine at the moment. [​IMG] The children were reading it and carried it off somewhere and...

    Anyway, he lists breeds with data such as number of eggs per year, foraging ability, etc. And the list includes mothering ability. But since I don't have my book where I can find it... I can't help!! Sorry!

    But if you can get your hands on a copy or if someone else has it handy, that should have the data you need. [​IMG]

    (Edited for grammar. I'm tired.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  6. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    I've had rouens that went broody, and made excellent mothers too. I've also known a couple of pekins that stayed on a nest to term. I know these breeds dont normally go broody, but my point is that you just never really know until they actually do it.
    Also never heard of a muscovy that wouldn't go broody.
     
  7. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    29
    241
    Apr 9, 2007
    Australian Spotted ducks go broody...and make wonderful mamas too. I've got one now and I love her!
     
  8. my swedes are SUPER broody. crazy ducks. and my mallard too.
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    1,991
    10
    171
    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    From Holderreads book:

    Bantam
    Australian Spotted- Excellent
    Call- Excellent
    East Indie- Excellent
    Mallard- Excellent

    Light
    Bali- Poor-Fair
    Campbell- Poor-Fair
    Harlequin- Poor-Good
    Magpie- Fair-Good
    Runner- Poor-Fair

    Medium
    Ancona- Fair-Good
    Cayuga- Fair-Good
    Crested- Fair-Good
    Orpington- Fair-Good
    Swedish- Fair-Good

    Heavy
    Appleyard- Fair-Good
    Aylesbury- Poor-Fair
    Muscovy- Fair-Excellent
    Pekin- Poor-Fair
    Rouen- Poor-Good
    Saxony- Fair-Good
     
  10. My 2 khaki campbells have gone broody this year, 1 has finished, with 18 ducklings, and the other is just starting.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: