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Shaolin (Shazza) the Mandarin duck

Post by andoy on Sun May 11, 2008 10:27 pm

say hello to my latest hatch... Shaolin (or Shazza). Unfortunatley he/she was the only one from a group of 6 eggs I bought that hatched successfully (one was cracked when I received it, 3 infertile and one dead in shell). The eggs were smaller and narrow/thinner than others I've subsequently bought. He/she was extremely weak from hatch. It was touch and go for a few days, but I've been hand feeding him my special duck formula (boiled pudding rice, lentils, boiled egg, soya meal) blended to a milky puree. I've had to isolate him from the other ducks in a special plastic container, but they seem to encourage her/him by their antics. I've got another 4 Mandarin duck eggs from another source in the incubator due to hatch at the end of the week, so hopefully Shazza will have more company.

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Post by Suz on Sun May 11, 2008 10:43 pm

Hello Shazza Smile

Another real sweetie you've got there Andy happydance1 Well Done happydance2

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Post by sammyboy on Sun May 11, 2008 11:47 pm

Good Job He/she is really cute.
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Post by Harrie on Mon May 12, 2008 12:42 am

Awww. Gorgeous. I'd love a duck! Laughing
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Re: Shaolin (Shazza) the Mandarin duck

Post by andoy on Mon May 12, 2008 10:37 am

Yeah, I wasn't going to hatch any "ornamental" pets. I want some animals to provide eggs and occassionally meat (quails), but the little mini Appleyards really melted me away. So I thought I might try a few ornamental ducks. I'm totally hooked now and thinking of converting a large polytunnel with big pond in it into an aviary.
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Post by xxangexx on Mon May 12, 2008 12:00 pm

That's one cute duckling you have there my 2 1/2 year now wants one! lol (she sitting with me at pc)

ange xx & amelia xx

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Post by phillipm1969 on Mon May 12, 2008 8:56 pm

thats really cute would love to see pics when its older bet its going to be stunning

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