Call ducklings ship starting in Late March through June. We start taking orders in late January or February for the upcoming seasons.
Call Ducks are the darlings of the poultry yard - and definitely the cutest of all ducks! Although originally bred for hunting purposes, specifically as live 'duck decoys,' Call Ducks are used only as pets and barnyard companions now. They are the smallest of all duck breeds, and their rounded cheeks, great big dark eyes, and short little bills give them a sweet appearance, looking like toy ducks. They are entertaining, active, and very friendly.
Although extra care should be taken with the tiny ducklings to ensure that they stay dry and warm, once they are mature, Call Ducks are very hardy.
Call Ducks are very tame and great with children. They are extremely active and animated and are a lot of fun to watch. The females are very loud though, so be aware that neighbors may find them annoying and that you may not want to place your Call Duck enclosure close to your bedroom window. Their chattiness is very cute, and they will even interact with humans. If alarmed, Call Ducks can fly and are exceptional fliers.
Call Ducks were developed in the mid-1800s in Great Britain supposedly from old Dutch lines of Coy or Decoy Ducks. The small size was bred into them so they could lure larger wild ducks into funnel traps and then be able to fit through the trap exit hole and escape the trap, leaving the larger ducks inside. They were bred for their calling. Their call is very high pitched, carries well over long distances, luring wild ducks to get within range of hunters. The original Call Duck lines were made up of hard-working birds with strong working abilities. In the 1900s the rules and popularity of hunting were in a state of change, and Call Ducks were becoming rarer and rarer. However, around the middle of the 20th century, interest in Call Ducks was revived, and today they are one of the most popular breeds of duck for exhibition and show.
Colors: Our blue and black calls will have a varying amount of white in the bibs. Some will be solid Blue or Black Calls. The solid color or size of the bib is a hatchery choice only.
Call Ducklings will not ship to Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, West Virginia, Washington, or Virginia.
History and Care of Call Ducks
Duck and Goose Sexing Guide
Duck and Goose Care
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