Breed Rating (18 Reviews)
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.
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.
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.
Call Duck For Sale
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Stunning call duck groups
Description: For sale 13 tame call ducks.2 pairs plus 1 gp of 4 plus 1gp of 5: They are: 1 lavender fawn duck plus silver mallard Drake, 2018. Chocolate bibbed duck plus black/choco Maggie Drake with choco Maggie Drake and black bibbed duck 2018. Black bibbed duck with white Drake, 2015. 4 breeding drakes in bonded group choco, white, 2 blonde mallard with a white duck, 2016 To go in these bonded groups or as a complete flock. Discount for flock purchase. All friendly, lively healthy. Good breeders. Good proportions.and some in bonded groups. Great bonded breeding flock producing stunning ducklings. Hatching eggs sell very well. From £12 to £30 each depending on color. Loving, protected prefer experienced homes wanted. Not to have wings clipped please as they enjoy short flights around their homebase.Collect from forfar area, Angus, Scotland.
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Breeder Clubs for Call Duck
British Call Duck Club
Telephone: 01545 580425
Call Duck Association
Telephone: 01558 650532