Call Duck Ducks

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History

The Call duck is a lively, charming little bird with a small body and short bill. The name originates from the Dutch word \'kooi\' meaning trap. They have a high-pitched call which carries over a long distance. The ducks were used by hunters to attract wild ducks towards traps or shooters. The tame ducks were tethered at the entrance of the traps and the more \'calling\' the ducks did the better.

The Call duck is a direct descendant of the Mallard duck although through selective breeding they have shorter bills and a smaller body. Call ducks were very rare in the first half of the century but have recently become very popular and now win more duck championships than any other breed.

Behaviour

Call ducks are lively and talkative. If you are thinking about keeping a few Call ducks make sure you ask your neighbours first. They are clean, tidy birds and if provided with clean water and good food will keep themselves in good condition. They are also easily tamed. The drake should weigh 550 - 700 grams and the female 450 - 600g.

Varieties

There are lots of varieties of Call duck. The ten standard colours are: Apricot, Bibbed, Black, Blue Fawn, Dark silver, Magpie, Mallard, Pied, Silver and White.

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Breed: Call Duck - Mature Duck
Descriptions: Call Duck - Mature Duck
Variety: Apricot
Age: 60 weeks
Seller: Ollytol
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Description: Free to good home... Female recently widowed call duck. Healthy but lonely since older drake died. Lenham Kent
Location: Kent Show Map
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Breed: Call Duck - Drake
Descriptions: Call Duck - Drake
Variety: Pied & White
Age: 21 weeks
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Description: Friendly & quirky boys, a few colours left -Bybrook Barn, Ashford-The best in the South of England! Open 7 days.
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           Lovely characters.

- Wendy, 17 September 2013

If you are looking for a pretty, small and friendly duck for the garden, call ducks are just the thing. The only drawback if there are neighbours nearby is that the girls are very noisy, the boys are much quieter! There are many pure colours to choose from (I myself have apricot, white, bibbed chocolate and lavender), as well as various mixes. If noise isn't a problem these are really the nicest pet ducks.


           The ultimate in no hassel pets

- Chubby, 03 July 2012

I have two little call ducks - one male, one female and they are the cutest, nicest little beings! They do absolutley no dammage to my garden, are very clean (except their bath water needs daily changing), don't poop much on the paths or even in their house and are nowhere near as noisy as people had made me believe they would be.


           Cutest, innocent, loveliest,funniest ducks in the world!

- Alexandra, 15 April 2012

There the perfect pet, good With children,other pets and are clean and tidy (compared with other ducks) and they are sweet and so so friendly. Theft are good protective mothers and fathers as the drake of my ducks will attack the cats and dog if they go to close to there nest. Alought they are good perents the ducklings need a lot of help braking out of there shell as calls there not the strongest of breeds. Finally I wouldn't recomend call ducks to anyone with close who wouldn't like the sound of very loud ducks echoing through there house. :)


           I have always had chickens but I love my call ducks!

- Holben, 09 September 2011

They are so friendly, brilliant with children. Great with my dogs and are such fun to watch!!! Change their water regularly to keep them healthy and enjoy x


          

- Matt, 09 August 2011

 

Breeders Clubs for Call ducks

British Call Duck Club

Website: www.thebritishcallduckclub.co.uk

Tel: 01545 580425


Call Duck Association

Website: www.callducks.net

Tel: 01558 650532

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