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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:34 am 
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after a change in the APS for the pekin we were forced to take a different approach
a new duck was brought in and paired with our biggest drake, we expected reasonable results.
pretty happy with the result, although the bird is young...5 weeks 2 days old in pic,,it's showing good form early.
hope it continues to shape up as it has started out
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:07 am 
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WOW!..The guys down VIC will envy you!
It has bloody nice type and size.
I better not show my Rouens in QLD,I'm thinking you got a champion waterfowl there. :thumbs:

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I've shown the fathering drake once and he walked away with champion waterfowl of show, and the duck used comes out of another very sucessfully show line.
so the ingrediants are there,,but theres still work to do, but it looks like we're going the right way..


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RnBs WATERFOWL wrote:
I've shown the fathering drake once and he walked away with champion waterfowl of show, and the duck used comes out of another very sucessfully show line.
so the ingrediants are there,,but theres still work to do, but it looks like we're going the right way..


Impressive birds! :biggrin:

Does the drake feature here: http://www.seqwa.net/apps/photos/

:idea: Perhaps put the breed of duck into your title? (Edit would need to be done on opening post.) This would catch the attention of readers particularly interested in Pekins. :-)

I have put the link to this thread into the Photo Details on the Pekin category of both pics only. I note that you uploaded 2 copies of each, one each to Member Galleries and one into the relevant Breeds section, thank you. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:22 pm 
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cackles wrote:
Does the drake feature here: http://www.seqwa.net/apps/photos/

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no...drake won 2011 SEQWA annaul show,,of which there are no pics on that site,,
but i'm pretty sure ;-) the duck with B.O.B in the 2012 brookfield show was bred by us in the 2011 season
same drake fathered the brookfield duck..


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Looks good!
Looks like i won't need to be sending some Vic birds your way then :sungs

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:27 pm 
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koljash wrote:
Looks good!
Looks like i won't need to be sending some Vic birds your way then :sungs


i havent ruled that out yet!
at this stage i'm not concidering using the champion drake again..
i'd like to put one of the above duck's,, brothers back to mother duck in 2013.
and i think my best option would be introducing a quality out sourced drake for the above young duck.
so i'd still like to see whats on offer when the time comes


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:07 pm 
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here's one of mine at 4 weeks old.
I'm pretty happy with the lot i bred .... although very quickly being eaten out of house and home. They're pigs!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:14 pm 
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:thumbs: sweet....hope you get some big monsters


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:19 pm 
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breeding female for above young duck is the result of a pairing out of this pen
http://www.quackpots.net/pekins.htm
wish my pekin pen looked like that!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:06 pm 
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That female in the pic on that site is bigger then the drake in the pic.That's a nice female pekin line.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Looking really great, RnBs - wow. Can't wait to see progress pics. That young one of yours is looking like a little beauty too, Koljash.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Nice looking birds- even at such a young age.

I love my Runners- but the heavier breeds are still just as nice in their own way. My daughter sadly only got one Aylesbury hatched this season so far - But it too is a very nice looking bird so far.

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