Ancona Ducks: 7 Color Varieties
Black, Chocolate, Blue, Silver, Lilac, Lavender, Tri-Color.
received the eggs today and have them in the incubator now! We are very
excited! Thank you so much. We are excited to have this breed, particularly.
I discovered them reading Carol Deppe's book." -Rob, Boise, Idaho.
|| This photo is from Krista-Lea.
it!! Thanks!! I am wild about them alll!!! I am in LOVE with them... I mean,
head over feet!! They are the most precious things I've seen, and I work
with animals and wildlife.... I can't keep away!!! Thanks for everything!!!"
-Krista-Lea, Port Jefferson, New York
These 2 photos of Ancona ducklings are from Anya in Durham, North Carolina.
| These 2 photos are from Alec.
"Well, our duck hatching has come to a cute and fuzzy end. From our 4 fertile eggs we hatched 3 adorable ducklings. (One egg
died between day 18 and 25). Thank you for the eggs and the support. The coloration
on the 3 is very different. One is classic Ancona, one is almost all yellow, and one is mostly black." -Alec, Dallas
The photo on the left is from Laurie in Portland, Oregon.
wanted to give you an update on our eggs, as they were due yesterday evening.
We candled them before lockdown. Our two eggs both had external pips as
of yesterday morning. No more progress was made during the day yesterday,
but last night I checked them before bed, and both seemed to be working
on growing their pip holes."
"This morning both had nice big open pip holes. One has now hatched (white
egg) and looks great, napping in the incubator. The second (green egg),
I can see breathing through it's pip hole and appears fine, just still working
on it. We are very hopeful it will hatch today or tonight, and we'll have
a friend for the one that's already arrived! Im thrilled that both look
like they're going to make it!" -Britni, Akron, New York
The other 2 photos are from Britni.
These photos are from Krista-Lea in Port Jefferson, New York.
Egg Life Cycle
Hatching eggs is a great project for children. They love it.
This photo is from Krista-Lea in Port Jefferson, New York.
||4-Month-Old Ancona Ducklings
to update you on my Ancona babies you sent me, well not babies anymore!
They're doing great! The big mouth on the far right is Mrs Quackers and
she's the boss, Bay is far left (my shy drake), then Ducknorris (she's the
boldest), and our dude Islip aka Irving. Thanks so much, they are are comic
relief." -Cheri, Bayshore, New York
photos are from Laura in Portland, Oregon. The first 2 photos are drakes.
You can tell because they have a curly tail.
pictured that's from you is named Kitty Kitty. He responded everytime I
called the cat, so he got that name."
"I feed layer chicken crumble, organic food scraps (mostly veggies) both
of those are free feed. They also get tiny bits of goat grain with kelp
twice a day when I feed goats. They sometimes munch on the goat hay which
is Timothy meadow mix. Then they free range the rest of the time." -Laura,
"Our kindergarten class theme this year is 'Water, Water, Everywhere',
and the students have been learning about various water habitats. Therefore,
I thought hatching duck eggs would be a great learning experience. We raise
chickens at my home, and I am super excited to try to hatch ducks!"
-Jennifer, Auburn, Alabama
"I am looking forward to adding some ducks (and these are beautiful)
to my flock of hens and two geese. I am planning on letting the goose set
on some, and I have a hen setting that I will let hatch a couple." -Tina,
West Fork, Arkansas
||This photo of 2 adult Ancona ducks is from Cynthia, Elderflower Farm, Talent, Oregon.
"I am very interested in the Ancona duck eggs. I wish to build the future of these wonderful and beautiful ducks!" -Darlene, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia