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Ethnobotany in Action
Ethnobotany in Action
I have hatching eggs, ducklings and goslings, and adult birds for sale. I ship eggs, but, ducklings, goslings, and adult birds are pick up only. Contact me for details.
Exhibition Rouen eggs cost $120 a dozen. I do provide extras depending on how lays what on that particular day.
I have really great Aylesbury's and if you are interested in a great duck, this would be it. Hatching eggs are sold for $120 per dozen. And I always have extras.
These big boys lay some big eggs. I have about 95% fertility here. I have now idea how because they are so big Im not sure how they mate. I sell Giant Dewlap Toulouse eggs for $40 per egg, and you can order as many as you like.
My flock is 80% silver mallard and 20% natural colors mallard that carry silver. So the hatching eggs will give you 90% silver mallards and 10% wild colors mallards that carry silver. Eggs sell for $50 a dozen.
Cream legbars are easy to hatch and easy to raise. These eggs sell for $30 a dozen.
Silver mallards are a bit of a mystery. It's virtually impossible to find anything online about them. The only thing I have been able to find is that hunters occasionally shoot one and that they are super popular with taxidermist.
I managed to get a small number of silver mallards from two different breeders. For several reasons, I know they are unrelated to each other. But, because I had so few, from both breeders, I decided to outcross the few I had to hatchery mallards. The result would be natural colored mallards that carried silver. I have now bred the silvers back to the natural colored mallards who carry silver to produce silver mallards. By introducing the new genes from the hatchery mallards, I know the birds are not inbred. They may not have been inbred, but you just never know when you are getting birds whether they are or they are not inbred. Better safe than sorry. It took an extra year but now I know I have genetically diverse silver mallards. These are very pleasant ducks. They are not messy and or nervous, and are very quiet for a duck.
This year I am mating some silver mallard drakes to some standard Rouens. If they manage to mate, I will have Rouen's that carry silver. I will mate them back to themselves, and, with any hope, next year I will have silver Rouen's!