I’ve had Call ducks for a few years now, started with 2 now have 13
we have a pair of calls and a pair of Aylesburys and we find the Ayleburys far more vocal than our calls. Rosie our female call only calls for her mate when she cant see him, other than that she makes no sound at all? Rosie is now sitting on her own eggs and I hatched two of her first batch out last week, they both hatch by themselves. We dont clip their wings because the Ayleburys are flightless and they naturally stay as a group.
they are extremely cute amd friendly but are very noisy and can fly they also don't lay many eggs
I have a Call Duck Pair, Mallard feathering, and they are the best ducks i've ever had. She sat on eggs this year and i got 6 ducklings. Great with people and make a great sound.
Make a lovely pet duck
We have 4 Drake Calls as the girls are very vocal, the chaps quack but its softer and lovely to hear. Our boys are wonderful pets, and with a disabled child they are gentle and light to handle. If you handle them and spend time with them they can become amazingly tame. Ours sit on our laps for a cuddle like a cat! They waddle into the kitchen to say hello or ask for treats!
They have a vintage zinc bath, and a couple of child's sandpit/paddling pools to swim in. Call ducks are wonderful for work avoidance - you find yourself watching their funny antics for ages, they're adorable and we love them.
I have chicken and Bantams, I hvae just bought 3 Call Ducks. The chickens seen afraid of them although they have a whole garden to run in.
Unlike chickens they don't like to go in at night, nearly fallen a few times trying to catch them.
They love getting mucky and them jumping into my nice clean water.
One dog thinks they are dinner but doesn't bother with the chickens, they lie on the decking with him.
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.