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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
it took 5 years to achieve!
« on: June 08, 2012, 02:15:04 pm »
now all say "Ahhhhh"  ;D ;D ;D
sadly she abandoned the other eggs  :&>

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 02:18:46 pm »
Ahhh :D , oh and awww for the abandoned eggs.  Well done north.
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 02:36:01 pm »
Ahhhh  :love: that is cute. Is it the only one? Gonna be spoilt rotten if that's the case.

5 years  :o that's a long time to sit!  ;D

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 02:49:24 pm »
 ;D ;D - no other mum would sit in captivity (a nesting box  ;D ), only this mum was confined due to injury - and went broody  ::) . I mainly meant a natural arrival of a duckling  ;D took 5 years, only happened once when we were absolute beginners  - we've had a few kindly incubated by other TAS members but having one from birth is something else  :D
Yes, shame it's the only one, I was hoping that she gave the other eggs a chance, one was definitely making the right noises yesterday but today they are cold...and silent :&>

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 02:52:57 pm »
very cute :love:
Little Blue

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
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Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 04:45:03 pm »
Oh how sweet, we have a broody duck 'Ludo' that doesn't lay eggs so she finds a clutch and then sits on them - she attacks if you get close!! Aren't ducks mad  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 04:46:12 pm »
5 years, phew.... but it looks like it was worth waiting for  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 08:10:44 pm »
Very sweet  :love: What is he/she?

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 08:59:45 pm »
A real mongrel  ;D , Dad's quarter Call, quarter  Indian Bantam , half KC, mum is probably half IR , half KC  ;D ;D
and I'll keep calling it a she just to use some magic  ;D :&> :&> all fingers crossed!

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 09:08:36 pm »
Pick her up and get her to talk into your ear. If she sounds like she's got a slightly sore throat, she's a boy. If she's got a clear 'pipe' she's a girl <from my Dad, the duck whisperer  :D>

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 09:20:01 pm »
her mum will go bananas! but I'll bear it in mind, worth a try when possible  ;D :&>

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 09:34:43 pm »
oooh, then we must have at least one girl!
hurrah!  thanks Jaykay & dad.... :)
Little Blue

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: it took 5 years to achieve!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 11:09:11 am »
wee one got out this morning - an enourmous screech I could hear in the kitchen (and I always listen to stories and am half deaf  ;D ) - I thought a hen had been taken! Went out and baby duckling had squeezed through a gap in the bars of the run (fixed now!) so it must have been mum!  My chance to pick it up and listen  - crystal clear peeps only, so there is hope that it's a girl  :fc: :fc: :fc: :fc: :fc: :&>

 

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