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what breed do you like

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bare bottom farm, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If someone ask you that had never had ducks befor what breed should I get . What would you tell them?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    It would really depend on what you want them for, honestly
    If you want cute, loud bantam ducks-I for one(as always) would recommend Calls(of course, there is no bias there at all [​IMG] ).
     
  3. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call ducks: they don't lay many eggs, aren't good for eating, and are loud. They are SO cute though!
    Anconas are good ducks for foraging, eggs and meat.
     
  4. Hi! It depends on what they want from a duck. Different breeds for different things (cute and tiny, pets, eggs, table fare, or *all of the above*).
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  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like muscovies and runner ducks
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I like Cayugas. But, I love dual purpose animals and I LOVE really different colored eggs, especially black ones. [​IMG]

    Oh, and I find duck meat to be sooo goood.
     
  7. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like big, loud colorful ducks...bowling pin ducks who move in a big hurry, 'scovies and their corunkles (sp?), my mixes with unsual color patterns, the beady black eyes in the white faces of the Pekins, hmmmm...can't think of any I don't like...ducks are just silly and funny and great to have underfoot...the best kind of duck to have is the one that strikes your fancy...
     
  8. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dutch Hookbills - they're small, naturally docile, super-unique, and they lay blue eggs. What more could you want from a duck? [​IMG]

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    Little Lexie was kind of a crusty, dirty mess in this picture, but she has the best curved bill!
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    I like Calls too...and Runners, and Campbells, and Pekins...no bias at all here. [​IMG]
     
  9. Redwood Violet

    Redwood Violet Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the pekins, welsh harlequins, and cayugas. I have swedes and they are nice but the aforementioned have more personality, in my opinion. Folks have good luck with runners but I haven't had them till recently. My grandfather always thought they looked silly so I never had any till I got married and my husband had a fancy for them. Just don't get jumbo pekins unless you aim to eat them young. Welsh harlequins crossed with pekins are pleasant ducks, too.
     
  10. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to de-rail, but what is that Dark Brown duck with the White bib in the backround of the first pic?
     
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