Which breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by littlecreekfarm, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Call

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Orpington(buff)

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Cayuga

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Khaki Cambell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Mallard

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Other(pot your anwser)

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about getting 2-3 ducks. I was reading up on breeds and I can't decide between these. My brother really wants calls, but I was told they are noisy and not good layers...but they are very cute and he could show them.I want a calm, friendly, good layer, and pretty breed. Which breed do you recommend for me as a beginner?
     
  2. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend Welsh Harlequins. They are great layers and are very calm. :)
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Cayuas would be good, but I'll go one better and tell you a little about Rouens (Fonce' type).
    -They are at least just as quiet as Cayugas,
    -They are more colorful,
    -They are heavier, but therefore cuter,
    -and They are very calm, sedate birds, easy to handle, not fussy, and good for meat (not saying you're getting ducks for meat, but that's one of their qualities, too)
     
  4. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I vote Welsh Harlequin, if you want a lot of eggs, Cayugas if you want a good layer/meat bird. (disclaimer: I don't own ducks yet, so this is based off research I've done)
     
  5. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    I say Welsh Harlequin! They are pretty, good layers, and very sweet!
     

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