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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Sorted !  Reply with quote

Tonight after dark, with the help of a torch I hasten to add, I sorted out  a breeding set of Welsh Harlequin ducks and I'm pretty happy with what I've got. I'll leave it two or three weeks to let the females clear of the other drake that I have and then I'll start to put some of their eggs into the incubator.

I've ended up with a very nice drake and five nice hens.

Photos tomorrow.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not familiar with Harlequin hens John. Are they the same as the ducks ?  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch my lips !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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horace



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brewer66 wrote:
Not familiar with Harlequin hens John. Are they the same as the ducks ?  
 
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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six becomes five. One of the little devils has managed to get out of its new enclosure and get back to her reject mates. I'll have to catch her up tonight and try again.

What do you think of them? Welsh Harlequins in both male and female shouldn't have blue bar in their wings.









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emsley



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes very smart looking  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look spot on.  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update, all the little beggars have managed to escape and now six have become fourteen again I'll have to through it all again and sort them out for  second time this evening.
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horace



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tidy birds
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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've managed to keep my ducks separate for three days now, so what do you reckon a fortnight for them to clear of the influence of the other drake?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I give them when changing partners.  

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