What duck breed is for me?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TeriyakiChicken, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone!
    I am thinking of getting ducks and I need help with choosing a breed. I don't mind about egg production, I just want a quiet friendly duck.
    Thanks in advance!
    P.S. I live in Australia [​IMG]
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Hi TeriyakiChicken. Sadly some of the breeds seen here in these pages arent available in Australia, ( ancona / magpie - as well as a lot of the ornamental breeds. ) but we still have plenty of breeds that are great as pets. Firstly knowing is available around your area is a place to start. Are you thinking of getting ducklings to raise or adult ducks? Maybe even hatching some eggs in a few months when spring hits could be an option for you as well. I live in Melbourne- and breed runners- but I have kept many different breeds over the years. Runners are my favorite - I wanted them for many years before I got them and now keep asking myself why i waited as long as I did.

    If you want quiet as in noise... muscovies are the way to go. Pekins are a good breed temperament wise. But what ever you choose- plenty of time and treats will help to keep them quieter and more used to being handled.
     

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