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Wood call ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jubylives, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

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    Is there any such creature? I was cruising the net and happened across some pics of wood ducks. Neat looking birds. I would be an interesting bird to have.


    jeremy
     

  2. claud

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    Do you mean a cross between a call duck and a wood duck?
    I used to have wood ducks and I know they can cross with a Mandarin. Never heard of a cross with a call though.
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

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    wood ducks and call ducks are a different species of duck
     
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  4. DuckyBoys

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    You can buy wood ducks legally without a permit - you just can't sell them or the eggs. Woodies won't really cross with other species from what I've heard - I mean it can happen, but people have been deliberately trying to cross mandarins and woodies for a long time...calls are fun to have - but make a lot more noise than the wild ducks.

    These forums are very informative for this type of info

    http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/index.php
     
  5. jubylives

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    I'll check the link out. I just thought it wood be neat to have a call duck with wood duck coloring like the calls I have with the mallard coloring. I'm not too worried about noise as I bribe my neighbors with eggs from the chickens. [​IMG]

    Jeremy
     
  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:Actually they're different species of duck.
     
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    I've read on the internet that sometimes Wood Ducks will cross with Mandarin or Calls. I couldn't find the link for that article though.

    I have a pair of Wood Ducks. I don't see ever housing them with either just in case. Yes, I realize that Calls are not a member of the genus Aix.

    When you buy Wood Ducks, you must get a Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl form from the permittee. That permit costs $75 per year if you want to sell or even giveway birds or eggs.

    Wood Ducks are very beautiful!
     

  8. Lophura

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  9. DuckyBoys

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    Hi dan,

    Quick question - is there a good way to tell woodie eggs from mandarin eggs? Or do they pretty much look alike?

    Thanks,

    Julie
     
  10. giffy

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    Not to jump in on Dan..............the Mandarins are more beige/buff colored..........the Wood are off white/ivory colored. The Mandarins just a little larger on average.

    The incandescent lights didn't help me, but here is a photo I took of both..........(about half way down the page)
    http://www.giffsfarm.com/candledeggs.html

    giffy
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