Eggs or lack of !

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Eggs or lack of !
« on: September 06, 2010, 20:01 »
I have 5 call ducks 3 female and 2 male had them 2 years but not an egg yet only when they breeding does anyone know why this is, they are only 5 months old but i would have expected some from mummy duck :)



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Re: Eggs or lack of !
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 21:12 »
Not sure but there are some breeds of ducks like Harlequins that only lay to breed and lay and sit a clutch but thats it..... Maybe call ducks are the same??

copied from another web page....

Calls are very small and, in general do not lay a large number of eggs. Some females may not lay at all. Typical numbers of eggs are between 20 and 60 per year. This is quite unlike the Light Ducks which in the case of the Campbell can lay over 300 eggs per year. Partly for this reason, and partly because Call eggs are more difficult to hatch than Light Ducks and Indian Runners, good specimens of these birds are usually in short supply.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2010, 21:19 by Chookiechook »
I love Pekins, Polands and Seramas :) and eggs!!!



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Re: Eggs or lack of !
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 08:46 »
Thanks Chookiechook for that  :)

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