Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cute Little Ducks Called Call Ducks

In the world of ducks the Call Ducks are the bantams (small ones). The most common color of Call duck is “gray”, however these birds are not really gray, but rather they have the same coloring as Mallards, being smaller. Indeed these birds were bred to act as decoys to attract Mallards to a pond, or enclosed area, so the hunter could shoot them.

Call ducks weigh about 1.5 pounds, just over half a kilogram, and make terrific pets. They do require a proper enclosure and are often kept in a large pen with a pool for swimming. In most weather they are happy outside, but when nesting prefer to be under a shelter. This should be bedded with straw.



photo source - a White Call Duck

Call ducks can be purchased at bird shows, auctions (at ones that sell pet chickens and other fowl) or from private breeders who may advertise in livestock publications, or at local livestock feed stores. Call ducks can be purchased as mature birds, ducklings, or even hatching eggs.

Here at the Animal Cabin, we have a pair of gray Call Ducks, and they hatched out some ducklings for us.  You can read about them, see their pictures, and Learn more about Call Ducks and their Care - click here.

Discover the Difference between a Duck and a Goose - click here.

12 comments:

  1. Cute! I never saw a REAL one. I wish I could live in a farm. I always wanted to but my wife works in the city so I guess it won't be possible in the next few years.

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  2. Just curious, if one were to have a pond on their land, could they keep call ducks in a more natural environment? Shelter would still be provided for nesting, of course, but what problems would you foresee if they were kept out in the open, outside of a pen?

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  3. to REPucket - the greatest dangers - are foxes! As well if they were not nesting - they might just leave, espeically if released too soon.

    Where I am we have skunks that would eat the eggs, and are close to a road, so its safer for them in a pen. They have a naturalized pen, with grass, logs, and water for swimming in.

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  4. Thanks for sharing such valuable information.Keep posting such great info for us thanks.

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  7. Aww they are very cute! I love ducks :)


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