I have three peacocks that I do not need in my breeding program anymore. This is on a first come bases. By that I do not mean first one to D-mail me I mean first one to come to my house and pick it up. All three are what is called a Spalding, which is a cross between a India Blue and a Java Green. One is a Silver Pied, one is a Dark Purple Pied and the third is a high percentage Green. All are cocks and this is pickup only.
Thus far we've been able (largely) to turn my animal projects into cost effective ummm...pleasures. Until the chickens stopped laying they paid for themselves and the goats. So DH doesn't spend too much time on the respirator...but I don't have peacocks, geese, sheep, pigs, or llamas yet...or bunnies.
Who says i have too many animals why i have yet to get a goat or a sheep does'nt mean i don't want one. I just haven't got around to getting them yet and yes i been looking for Call Ducks all day and i think i found some.
We have had Call ducks almost as long a peafowl. We only raise a few each year but we will always have them, they are just too cute. Here is some of our 2003 hatch. All three peacocks are still up for grabs.
kenboy, call ducks, oh I've wanted to get some call ducks. Mainly for working my collies, well and plus they are just so darn cute... The runner duck just crack me up with their long body... The call ducks have caught my eye for some time now... but we had to give up our farm due to DH loss of job and us moving to the north...
Ok, just checked out the different varieties of call ducks and Meyer has them listed but apparently they are sold out at the moment and aren't taking backorders. Maybe you could call and find out if they have an estimation on when they might be available again.
We had the Gray Call Ducks. Their pen was 6' tall and 14' x 20'; they would fly around inside when they were penned. Hope you can find some-their call alone would make us crack up laughing whenever we heard it.
Sue I Emailed Meyer about the ducks and it will be July before they have them :(
Kenboy You got my heart raceing with all those cute ducks. I have a question concerning them the gentleman breeder at the show said they were hard to hatch. Said out of 100 eggs they might get 20 to hatch is this true i mean i only want a pair but babys would be nice??
Well, mine were vocal off and on during the day, they sounded like they were laughing(kind of a comical sound to me). How close are your neighbors? Their coop was about 75' from the house and you could hear them quite clearly through the open windows.
Was it frequint or like a rooster mine crow several times a day? My doves and pigeons are vocal all day and i don't find it annoying.
My neighbors behind me have ducks i hear them about twice a day and on the other side they have chickens. As long as it's not continious i don't think they would mind.
Harm: I had four call ducks about six years ago and they can be noisy. I had to get rid of mine because the neighbors started calling the sheriff and at that time I worked for the sheriff's Dept. LOL Pretty bad when you have to report yourself. They are so very cute, but my neighbors at the time didn't care about cute. Hay