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Muscovy- NEW

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Ancona Duck- NEW

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The Ancona duck is a medium weight breed and makes a great general-purpose duck. They are believed to have originated in the U.S. However, there are few clear records documenting its history. It is believed the breed got its name because of its similarity in color pattern as the Ancona chicken. The breed is characterized by its patchwork color pattern with random blotches of dark grey to black on a white background. No two birds are marked exactly the same. Egg color ranges from greenish/blue to white. {{br}} Purpose: Dual Purpose Production: 250 Large Blue/Green Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Active Mature Weight: 6-7 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 15 Ducklings** {{/b}}

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Golden Cascade- NEW

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The Golden Cascade was developed by Dave Holderread of Oregon. The purpose of this breed was to be able to cross a Golden Cascade drake on almost any female of another breed and the resulting offspring would be color-sexable. Dave was eventually successful in producing a drake that would do just that. In addition to their sex-linked trait color, Golden Cascades are also highly productive layers of large white eggs and would impart this trait on their offspring as well. As a purebred, the Golden Cascade still makes a wonderful general-purpose duck. The males have a brilliant green head, claret breast, and grayish/white body. The females are a rich golden-brown color with varying amounts of cream markings on the face and throat. {{br}}Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Active Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 15 Ducklings** {{/b}}

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The distinctive markings of the Magpie breed make it unique among ducks and a beautiful addition to any flock. The back, tail, and top of the head are either black or blue, while the remainder of the bird is white with sharp, clear distinctions between the white and colored areas. This Welsh breed was developed in the 1900s by M.C. Gower Williams and Oliver Drake as a beautiful yet productive bird. It is believed to have been created from a mix of Runner, Huttegem, and Termonde ducks. The Magpie first arrived in the U.S. in the 1960s, and they are regarded as fine egg producers. They are active foragers as well. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 200 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Active Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 15 Ducklings** {{/b}}

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Muscovy- NEW

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First avail: Oct 18, 2021

Muscovy ducks originated from the wild Muscovy found throughout Central and South America, making it a completely different species than all other domestic breeds. It is the heaviest breed of recognized duck breed, with males frequently being twice the size of females. Despite their large size, they are very capable fliers, particularly the lighter weight females. They are also prone to roosting and perching on objects like chickens. Perhaps their most unique feature is their caruncled face, like that of a turkey. Despite their exotic appearance, they make excellent utility birds. The breed has always been a prized meat bird and produces a large, well-muscled carcass in 12-14-weeks. They are also excellent foragers, and the females make excellent natural mothers. {{br}} Purpose: Meat Production: 150 Large White Eggs Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Active Mature Weight: 6-12 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Often {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 15 Ducklings** {{/b}}

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