will they cross-breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamanaturale, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Songster

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    i have australian spotted ducks and i would love to get some runners too. but i don't want them to have to be penned up. our property is 1.5 acres and all fenced in so the aussies have free run of the land. so will they breed even though they are different sizes? i would like to hatch the runners myself, but if they will crossbreed i suppose i could just order sexed ducklings from a hatchery....
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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    Yep they are all ducks. They will probably cross.
     
  3. fowlmood

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    Yes, I have mutt ducks to prove it. Even if they aren't "the right fit"[​IMG] they will try their best.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    Yep, they will breed. A duck will breed with any duck(sometimes they will even try with a chicken,etc)
     
  5. dave3877

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    oh yeah they will cross. just like a bantam and a standard can cross. the kids look a litle funny but they are still ducks
     

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