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Whistling Duck?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LilMissChz, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really thought that I was just imagining things. But YES! My Saxony duck, Cinnamon whistles at me. It's not a sexy whistle, but more of a beaconing whistle. As if to say, "Come back, don't go!" He did it once. He did it twice... thrice! And now he's doing it all the time. Every time I go to leave Cinnamon calls after me with a distinct whistle! I had no idea!
     
  2. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else's duck whistle? I didn't know ducks did this.
     
  3. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

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    My male black bibbed/snowy call duck cross will whistle when he does his little mating dance, where he arches his back and tries to impress the ladies, but that's the only time I've hear a true whistle.
     
  4. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ducks whistles; seems random though rather than meaning anything. Really surprised me when I first heard it!
     
  5. Sjd76

    Sjd76 New Egg

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    My Rouen duck whistles for me everytime I leave too. When I walk up, he seems satisfied and goes about his business.
     
  6. BickeringToast

    BickeringToast Out Of The Brooder

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    If my 9 week old Welshie gets major excited about anything going on he starts loudly whistling.[​IMG]
     
  7. Fairweather

    Fairweather New Egg

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    My running duck whistles when he is especially happy.
     
  8. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male mallard whistles. It freaked me out the first time. He puffs his feathers all up and then stretches his neck forwards with a sneeze-like whistle. It's hilarious.
     
  9. MicroManger

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    I am still trying to pin point the particular duck in the group that gets my attention by whistling at me. I have runners, rouens, and blue Swedish in a group of six. Sounds just like a human trying to get my attention with a whistle. I have learned to mimic the whistle and that is how I get them to come to me for feed or pool time and even to put them in their house for the night. If I am close to them and looking directly at them the whistler stays silent. The whistler has to date 5 different patterns of whistle tones that seem to mean different things. I have been searching the net to try to find out which one of my ducks could be the communicator for the group. Obviously he/she is shy and not wanting to be the one center stage more like a heckler in the back of the room it seems. Was very relived to hear someelse has a whistler as.well. Would like to know which breed is the most likely culprit or if all breeds have this potential to whistle and if it is the drake or hen that has this talent.
    MicrManger
     

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