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What ducks can successfully breed with call ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Poultrylord, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know just because I might get a larger drake.
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty much any breed. But I wouldn't recommend it. Larger breeds (especially if you get out of the bantam or light classes of ducks) can be too large to safely mate with a call duck female. They can crush them causing lameness, broken bones, and even death. There is a higher risk of a larger drake drowning them if water is readily available too
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My Welsh breeds my Call Hens without any issues...No injuries.....

    Cheers.
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens really,

    I see you mention this kind of stuff all the time, but this is just your case, most other people have problems with their birds getting hurt.

    I am very happy that it works for you, and i know that you are just giving your experience, which I respect tremendously, but the fact is that most of the time larger birds hurt call ducks in the process of mating. Larger ducks in general can severely hurt call ducks just in everyday activity.

    Again i am very happy that it has worked out for you, but in most cases larger ducks and the smaller bantam breeds shouldn't be paired together.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens






    Sorry, I will not mention it again.....Did not mean to ruffle feathers......yes, it works for me......not my intentions to harm any Ducks......


    Cheers!
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no, i didnt mean any ill intent by what i said, just trying to give advice so that no duckies would get hurt.
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

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    it also depends on the size of the call, some are larger but i, like @learycow would keep them with their own breed
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Okay, Thank you.....my point though, it can work without issue. ......Anyways, I love Ducks to a fault and I agree with you, I would hate for Ducks to be injured because I posted that keeping Calls with big Ducks works......


    Thanks....cheers to you.....
     
  9. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I heard about bouncer, did you find out what he or she is yet? So I should not cross calls with anything bigger than a welsh harlequin drake, right?
     

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