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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Come on whats the hold up! Lets go.

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Shot gun!

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Come on somebody throw the dog a ball

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A bit of body surfing

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A fish with dad

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A swim with mum

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Chilling in the sand

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Lunch at the Marina

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I hope everybodys sunday was as good as mine! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Wow! That's amazing! I saw the pictures pop-up in the gallery and was waiting for a post!

She doesn't waddle away from you? Do you take her to lots of things like that? How come she's so tame?
She's gorgeous.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:02 pm 
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she is a he :thumbs: curly tail feathers fell out/broke off last week
shadow is a house pet, goes on many day trips all over the place, gets lots of attention.
stays very close to his mum(Bianca), if she's not around he'll hang with me.
never wonders off..
hatched in Bianca's hand and has been raised as a pet ever since, daily interaction keeps the bond..


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:05 pm 
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RnBs WATERFOWL wrote:
she is a he :thumbs: curly tail feathers fell out/broke off last week
shadow is a house pet, goes on many day trips all over the place, gets lots of attention.
stays very close to his mum(Bianca), if she's not around he'll hang with me.
never wonders off..
hatched in Bianca's hand and has been raised as a pet ever since, daily interaction keeps the bond..


Wow that's amazing.

What about the poo problem inside?
Was HE ( :laughing ) hatched alone?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Arquella wrote:

Wow that's amazing.

What about the poo problem inside?
Was HE ( :laughing ) hatched alone?


tiled floors through out house, but we've worked out a feeding solution that limits any waste while cruizing around the house.
he was the last one hatched for the 2012 season,,plenty of other ducks hear for him to play with but as yet shows no interest in them, will come down to the pens at feeding time but he makes sure hes back out the gate and heading for the house before i lock up of an afternoon.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:13 pm 
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RnBs WATERFOWL wrote:
Arquella wrote:

Wow that's amazing.

What about the poo problem inside?
Was HE ( :laughing ) hatched alone?


tiled floors through out house, but we've worked out a feeding solution that limits any waste while cruizing around the house.
he was the last one hatched for the 2012 season,,plenty of other ducks hear for him to play with but as yet shows no interest in them, will come down to the pens at feeding time but he makes sure hes back out the gate and heading for the house before i lock up of an afternoon.


Oh that's so lovely. I'll put a Shadow on my list of things I want! :laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Super duck! That's just brilliant

You'll have a great collection of pics of him doing stuff - in addition to his chilling at the bar with you and red wine and fire with Bianca! :thumbs:

No mention of Shadow's duck mankini though? :-D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:43 pm 
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A great series of pics, many thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Shadow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing his day at the beach.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Shadow is amazing! Does he try to drink the salt water at the beach? I bet he attracts a lot of attention when you take him for a day out! I think I have the wrong sort of duck!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Wonder what Shadow thinks of the taste of salt water?

Very endearing photos.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Allie wrote:
I bet he attracts a lot of attention when you take him for a day out! I think I have the wrong sort of duck!

Allison


Shadow had a bit of a dabble in the salt water didn't seem to phased by it. Much preferred his fresh water in the white water bowl in one of the pics.

Yes he does attract alot of attention and is great for conversation and the promotion of waterfowl. :bg
Previously the only ducks that we had that were able to be tamed were Muscovys, this breed seems to make a reasonable pet with very little input. we had tried to tame mallard related breeds without much success but these attempts were with groups of ducklings. At some point they mature and prefer the company of their own kind and only acknowledge us if we have food. This time round was a one bird scenario and we got more of a pet then we could have hoped for.

You can follow Shadows adventures on Facebook under http://www.facebook.com/ShadowTheShowDuck


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:03 pm 
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What a gorgeous duck he is!! It really is lovely to have a special one like that.

Thanks so much for sharing those photos - Im sure you have put a smile on a lot of faces both at the beach yesterday and now on here as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Thanks for sharing. He obviously thinks he is people :D

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Adorable !


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