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Where did you get your Magpie duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

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    I haven't been able to find any hatchery that sells this breed except for one I have never heard of. Where did you get yours?
     

  2. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks In the Brooder

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    We got ours from a local farm. We got fertilized eggs and hatched them.
     
  3. Emma909

    Emma909 In the Brooder

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    Ideal poultry has magpies i'm pretty sure
     
  4. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Songster

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    Holderread Waterfowl Farm is where we got ours.
     
  5. goosedragon

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    Quote:Probably the best source but pricy. Magpies are about the hardest duck to keep the correct markings through breeding so Show people tend to stay away.~gd
     
  6. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Songster

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    Quote:Probably the best source but pricy. Magpies are about the hardest duck to keep the correct markings through breeding so Show people tend to stay away.~gd

    The price, for us, wasn't so far off other hatcheries. Shipping is what gets expensive. But, I have heard the same thing about keeping correct markings.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

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    Quote:Probably the best source but pricy. Magpies are about the hardest duck to keep the correct markings through breeding so Show people tend to stay away.~gd

    The price, for us, wasn't so far off other hatcheries. Shipping is what gets expensive. But, I have heard the same thing about keeping correct markings.

    I raised mine from Holderread, 2nd generation were better than what I bought, 3rd the pattern was just gone!
     

  8. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Songster

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    Quote:The price, for us, wasn't so far off other hatcheries. Shipping is what gets expensive. But, I have heard the same thing about keeping correct markings.

    I raised mine from Holderread, 2nd generation were better than what I bought, 3rd the pattern was just gone!

    Wow. So how does one maintain the 'correct' patterns then? Luck?
     

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