Breed Rating (23 Reviews)
Call Duck History
The Call duck is a lively, charming little bird with a small body and short bill. The name originates from the Dutch word \'kooi\' meaning trap. They have a high-pitched call which carries over a long distance. The ducks were used by hunters to attract wild ducks towards traps or shooters. The tame ducks were tethered at the entrance of the traps and the more \'calling\' the ducks did the better.
The Call duck is a direct descendant of the Mallard duck although through selective breeding they have shorter bills and a smaller body. Call ducks were very rare in the first half of the century but have recently become very popular and now win more duck championships than any other breed.
Call Duck Behaviour
Call ducks are lively and talkative. If you are thinking about keeping a few Call ducks make sure you ask your neighbors first. They are clean, tidy birds and if provided with clean water and good food will keep themselves in good condition. They are also easily tamed. The drake should weigh 550 - 700 grams and the female 450 - 600g.
Call Duck Varieties
There are lots of varieties of Call duck. The ten standard colors are: Apricot, Bibbed, Black, Blue Fawn, Dark silver, Magpie, Mallard, Pied, Silver and White.
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Latest Reviews For Call Duck (5 of 23)
Lovely birds - Lauren, Berkshire,
Can be noisy and need their wings clipping, but lovely to have them in the garden. They are fine with my rabbits.
peace was never an option - Idk,
peace was never a option
Lovely garden companions - Mavis, Derbyshire,
I’ve had Call ducks for a few years now, started with 2 now have 13
comical great pets. - Lisa,
we have a pair of calls and a pair of Aylesburys and we find the Ayleburys far more vocal than our calls. Rosie our female call only calls for her mate when she cant see him, other than that she makes no sound at all? Rosie is now sitting on her own eggs and I hatched two of her first batch out last week, they both hatch by themselves. We dont clip their wings because the Ayleburys are flightless and they naturally stay as a group.
yes - Hannah,
they are extremely cute amd friendly but are very noisy and can fly they also don't lay many eggs
Breeder Clubs for Call Duck
British Call Duck Club
Telephone: 01545 580425
Call Duck Association
Telephone: 01558 650532