Wood ducks & Mandarins (pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by giffy, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took all but one of these this morning........Canon 300d/EF 55-250mm IS lens

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  2. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautifull.. I bet they are spoiled rotten too..
    How old are they
     
  3. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are really nice looking!

    Do you breed them?
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! I gotta get Mandarins...............[​IMG]

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  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Those are gorgous!! I to want to know if you breed them? I am thinking I need some if those eggs.
     
  6. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been planning to get those Mandarines for years! Where did you get them? They're lovely!
     
  7. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Wood drake & Mandarin drake are both '07 hatches, the Wood hen is an '08 hatch. I currently have one pair of each along with a few extra drakes.

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  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They are beautiful. When do your Mandarins start laying? Mine will be on their 2nd spring this year, and they did not lay last year.
     
  9. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very gorgeous birds! Wood ducks are one of my favorites, and your Mandarin is so flashy.
     
  10. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sundown........Wood ducks will breed the first year, Mandarins are usually the second year so yours should be good for you this year.

    I have my boxes up now, depending on the weather, the Wood ducks will be around April, Mandarins shortly after. You want the boxes up early so they can have the time to check them out........it is always best to put up more boxes then breeding pairs that you have. Too little nesting choices and you will get other hens dumping her eggs in a nest that is already in use.

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