What breed should I go for?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DunnoWhatImDoin, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. DunnoWhatImDoin

    DunnoWhatImDoin Just Hatched

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    Hi all, I can only get two ducks I'd like to get as many eggs as possible while still having nicer looking ducks, not plain white. Size doesn't matter as there's no shortage of space. What breeds should I consider? I'd prefer if they were friendly and weren't too noisy either.
     
  2. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Campbells lay a bunch (Though they don't seem to lay to much during winter weather), but they are pretty skittish.

    Maybe a Magpie? Mine lays pretty much everyday. She's very sweet, and I think they are very pretty!
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  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saxony! (isn't this always my answer?)

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    Good layers and like most ducks friendly once you win them over. Added benefit of being easy on the eyes.
     
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  4. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Magpies are always mine! (Though I wouldn't mind getting a saxony, very pretty)
     
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  5. DunnoWhatImDoin

    DunnoWhatImDoin Just Hatched

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    Both lovely breeds there, cheers.
     
  6. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Of course, I wouldn't mind getting any type of duck....
     
  7. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Welsh Harlequins are gorgeous and supposed to be one of the best laying breeds, after the more skittish Khaki Campbells. My Welshie was the first of mine to start laying and she isn't any louder than my other ducks. (Which is a nice way of saying that she's pretty loud lol.)

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    You might not be able to tell under all that mud, but there really is a duck in this picture!

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  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have runner ducklings and khaki campbells. They are supposed to be a skittish breed. But my 3 at a week old are not skittish. They come running to get treats from my hands. And nibble all over my fingers.
    I say pick the breed you like the looks of the best and spend enough time with them. Any breed can be a great pet if you spend time with them. :)
     
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  10. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Good one! I think they are the cutest ducks. My saxonies are laying everyday now, and they are super friendly too. Did I say very cute already?

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    Khakis are nice ducks as well, not as friendly as saxony, but spend enough time with em and they get pretty comfortable around you. @RascalAndJemima has an amazingly tame khaki

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    Blondie, my friendliest khaki
     
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