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thanks heaps Honk & Cabrissi... this is fun... ! :D :D

but I seem to have doubled up on some photo's now :oops: sorry ...

I have 2 other Blue girls too Honk.. but they are both currently on eggs.

as are about 7 others... :shock:

sooooo if anyone is after some ducklings.......... you know where to come !

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LOL Got to love the multiple dogs! I've got 4 Australian Shepherds, will have a LGD someday but need bubs to be born so I can rework the fencing to sheepfence instead of string-n-wire. :lol:

PS If you hit edit (on upper right edge of your posts) where photos are doubled up, you can just delete the BB code in that post and leave it in the other one where you want the pics.

Don't tempt me with ducklings... I've got 4 aylesbury bubs here that are just starting to feather out but must behave and not buy anything considering I just bought new sheep Sat!

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I am hoping tonight is the night my guard dog population grows :D

She is pregnant, and tonight looks like the night.

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I hope it all goes well for your pending arrivals Honk !

you'll have to post some photo's of the pups when they arrive !! What breed are they?

Here are a few of mine wandering amongst the ducks... who don't even blink an eyelid at them.. and the ducks don't get locked up at night, they are all free range...along with the Maremma of course !

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Georgie is a 2.5yr maremma - only dog to have in my opinion (not that i am bias :o and that she is my first dog).

Just hoping the fox does not realise shes not round :?

I dont like my odds.

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Honk, I couldn't agree more about them being the only dog to have !

I do hope the fox does not visit you tonight.. we are surrounded by fox here, (1000's acres of neighbouring bushland) and Wedge tails too...oh and crows... the one night my dogs were inside (off duty) due to grass seed infection last year and having to be clipped, the fox came and I lost 3 birds :cry:
they are as cunning as a fox....... hmmm :? and certainly know when the dogs are otherwise occupied...

All my Maremma are past rescue dogs that I have adopted from various and unkown backgrounds... and now are much valued members of the farm. If you need another Maremma Honk.. try our rescue group www.mrv.org

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I am hoping tonight is the night my guard dog population grows :D

She is pregnant, and tonight looks like the night.

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Hoping everything goes smoothly and uneventfully for Georgies whelping and the bubs are healthy, hearty little tykes. I'll second the photo request! (I'm sure you're shocked.) If they're like Georgie I'm sure they'll be lovely and good workers. And fingers crossed foxie loxie stays lost in the meantime!

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some great looking mussies there, nobby , is very nice, i would like him in my yard anytime, 8)
let me know when your sending him :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Hey, bugger off, Jase - I'm going to claim him as my own!! :wink: :D Wow, what a gorgeous looking flock you have. I LOVE the colour of your bronzes - they are lighter and more brown than others (I find others are bordering on black) - they are really something special! Nobby is goreous - I have never seen a more beautiful colour in a Muscovy. Some blacn and whites are pretty, same with bronzes, but he is just beautiful. He looks like a 'soft bronze' - pastel bronze!


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thanks WacksNotQuacks, he is a nice boy !

could he be Latte of Cappucino...? he sure is unusual though and I have seen quite a few Muscovys, never one his colour before.

...and yep, when the sun shines on the Bronzes, their feathers are stunning.

looks like I wont have a problem rehoming Nobby if the need ever arises !

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Hi Shani

Nobby is an unusual boy colourwise. But you know he is also a fine looking drake. I like his head and he has good length. He looks happy and gentle, I guess like many mussies do really.

Oh, and I also like your other ducks, and your dogs (how neat are all those big, white, wooly boys & girls), and I like your duck pond.

Would be interested in knowing what Nobby weighs when you tackle the job :P

As for size, I do like birds with substance, but personally, there are other traits I also look for. I think we all see things in different birds that just seems to take the eye. Were not all the same, and often two keepers of a breed will look at the same bird and see it differently.

And that is just fine 8) . Kind of ads to the fun I think, certainly the variety.

The main thing is that you get enjoyment out of your hobby, and you know, I believe that most can see that you do.

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Hi Rollyard.

yes, I do indeed get a lot of joy from my birds... I could waste hours just watching them (if I had the hours to waste !)

haha the duck pond..hmmm I decided to dig that out for them one day ...in their original pen area... which had huge hundred year old gum trees...so I got on the tractor with the grader blade on the back and away I went ! it took ages as I kept hitting the tree roots... :cry: anyway..eventuallly. a huge tarp doubled over for the liner and pavers around the edge to hold it down, and they love it... after about 2 weeks, we pump out all the water onto the Veg garden and give them fresh. I have a fantastic Veg garden too by the way ! :D :D

well if I ever pluck up the courage to weigh Nobby, :shock: I will let you know what a fat boy he is ! :wink:

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shani wrote:
this is Nobby, one of the drakes to be weighed

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any idea what colour he would be called??







hi shani,
are you keeping any girls the same color like nobby ?
i think you should , and breed him over them and see what color you get ?

he is a crazy color, how old would he be ?



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Hi Jase,

not sure of his age, but I would guesstimate 2 1/2 (?) he came to me as a result of a friends marriage break up about 18 months ago, so he, along with 2 girls are from a broken home :cry: he has grown a lot since then so I figure he was about a year old when he came?

I am hoping to see some girls his colour? perhaps the one I just posted about in 'guess my colour' ?

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a nice self bronze would be the shot,


the more i look at him the more i think he is a pale bronze ?



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