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what kind of ducks do you have?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by petchickenlover, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking into getting some day-old ducks to raise&sell. What breeds should i get?Which ones do you think are the smartest? The prettiest? etc,etc.

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have Rouens and Mallards and LOVE them. They all have amazing personalities.....all 4 females lay everyday for the last month. The drake, a Rouen, is amazing. He is hilarious.....Mr. tough Guy...until you look at him funny....then he's like...."Never mind..."

    We are getting a Pekin and a Welsh Harlequin as well (hens).....it'll be interesting
     
  3. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    I have Pekins.... I LOVE them!!! They are so awesome. I 100% Recommend them! [​IMG]
     
  4. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I was looking at the harlequins&pekins, they're pretty little things..
     
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  5. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    Quote:Kind the kids can't see!! If they do, it's not good on the selling part. [​IMG]
     
  6. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Kind the kids can't see!! If they do, it's not good on the selling part. [​IMG]

    lol..yep thats true.
     
  7. happydog

    happydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loved the look of fawn and white Indian Runners. They looked so cute running back and forth as if they were late for a meeting. But now it occurs to me that they kind of look like they're wearing straitjackets and I guess the novelty has worn off. I'm fickle I guess. [​IMG] They aren't that friendly either. But I'll probably still keep a half dozen roaming around free.

    If you can get to a bookstore take a look at the duck chapter in Carol Deppe's book, The Resilient Gardener. She makes a very good case for Ancona ducks. I just ordered 60 Ancona ducklings.
     
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  8. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 runners and they are friendly little comedians.
    I hope to be adding a black male runner soon and need to decide if his traveling friend will be a blue runner girl or a pekin girl.. or maybe both, but that brings us to 6 ducks that I'd have to build a new house for instead of 5 to make room for.
     
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    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 females of the following: Welsh Harlequins, Blue Swedish, Cayuga, and Rouen(unsexed so far).
     
  10. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Crested drake, Pekin hen, 3 Harliquin tween hens, 1 Harliquin tween drake (you can see pics of them under the Welsh Harlequin post), and one recently rescued Mallard hen.
     

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