What breeds of ducks are friendliest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fruit Juice, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds of ducks are the most kid-friendly?
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    any breed of duck can be really friendly. It all depends on the imprint and the bonding. If a hman beng is the first thing a duckling sees upon birth (like if you incubate or if you order from a hatchery that uses incubators), and you and you family spend A LOT of time with your ducks (picking them up, hugging them gently, talking to them, etc), any duck can be friendly. Of course if you do this to a baby duck, there's no guarentee they will be super friendly. My ducks live inside and so far, out of the 6 i raised from day old, 4 are super friendly.
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure there are quite a few breeds of ducks that are friendly. I've heard call ducks are. I can tell you from experience that Pekin and Muschovy are too.
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry but I would not let any Muscovy that was more than half grown any where near a child, yes they will follow you around like a puppy but a lot change their tune when you try to pick them up. Have you ever watched the funny videos on TV? When a DUCK is attacking a human it is almost aways a muscovy. Geese are worse only because they are bigger.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My call ducks are very friendly. Like little puppies. [​IMG]
     
  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I have muscovies and Khaki Campbells. I would go with muscovies being the friendliest even with a 3 year old I mind .
     
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:Sorry but I would not let any Muscovy that was more than half grown any where near a child, yes they will follow you around like a puppy but a lot change their tune when you try to pick them up. Have you ever watched the funny videos on TV? When a DUCK is attacking a human it is almost aways a muscovy. Geese are worse only because they are bigger.

    Not always scovies used for 4-H can be relly fendly. I have some scovies and hopefully will begting more. I LOVE my calls they are the best ducks ever " like little pippies " only eat less
     
  8. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of all the ducks I have ever had, Mini Appleyards have been the friendliest. We raised our original stock in a group of about thirty ducklings of various breeds. While the others would tolerate us, the Mini Appleyards were all over us. The minute we would go in the brooder room, they would be right there running over to us. When we would set down with the ducklings, they would be climbing all over us. Far and away, they are my favorites.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My buff is friendlier than my khaki drake or my runner, but she is also the loudest and most obnoxious [​IMG]

    I hatched out my 5 week old khaki (not sure if it is a hen or a drake yet) and it is friendlier than its dad, but it still runs if I try to pick it up. My Rouen is the same way.

    My buff /khaki mix is less than a week old, it likes to be talked to but gets mad when you pick it up.

    I hear Welsh Harlequins are pretty mellow. That will be my next duck purchase.
     
  10. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have Pekins, Buffs, Khakis, Cayugas and Swedes, and none of them have any use for us!

    None are aggressive or nasty by any means, and they are comical to watch, but the only time they pay an ounce of attention to us is when they think we might have something to eat. Other than that, they all follow their own little ducky agendas, and don't pay any attention to us whatsoever.
     

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