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I no longer sell Ancona duck eggs. If you sell Ancona ducks or eggs, contact me and I'll add you to this list. You can find people with ducks or hatching eggs here:
The Livestock Conservancy: Rare Breeds
The Livestock Conservancy: Ancona Duck
Ancona Duck Breeders Association
Ancona Ducks- ISO and Where to Find
Heritage Ancona Ducks- Facebook: Follows Dave Holderread's breeding guidelines. See “Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks”. This is a non-APA (American Poultry Association) Ancona group. There is no APA-accepted standard for the Ancona. We strive to preserve the original "Holderread" lines. We do not agree with the proposed standard. It would require culling Anconas which have any plumage colors other than black and white, and culling Anconas which lay any egg color other than white. Decreasing the gene pool and genetic diversity in an already-rare breed is a recipe for a disastrous decrease in health and vigor.
Ancona Ducks- Facebook: Wants American Poultry Association breed standardization of only black/white feathers with white eggs. Anconas have many varieties. Each color is a separate variety. The same holds true for all breeds of poultry. Many breeds having many varieties accepted by the APA. Each variety is a separate project and has to be admitted individually. Tri-color Ancona ducks will not be allowed.
North American Duck Alliance,

Worth It Farms: Ancona Ducks for Sale, Atlanta, Georgia,
Victoria Couch in North Carolina,
Mary Z. Ruby, The Ruby Roost, Marshall, North Carolina,
Junifer Johnson, Lance-a-lot Ducks, York, Nebraska,
Jackie Mobley, Five Pine Farm, Green Mountain, North Carolina,
Sofia Bent, Logsden, Oregon,
Delaney McMaster, Taylors, South Carolina,
Audrey Geier, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada,
Emily Rothrock, Louisburg, North Carolina,
Ana Nelson, Dade City, Florida,, 352-769-2869,
Michelle Jones, Western North Carolina,, 910-262-0395,
Angie Cordray, Ancona Acres, Missouri,
Jennifer Miller, Fredon Township, New Jersey, Flock is NPIP H5/H7 AI clean.
Cindy Loos, Weiser, Idaho, 208-549-3928, Hen raised ducks. Excellent mothers.

Breeding stock: Black, Chocolate, Blue, Lavender, Lilac, Silver, TriColor
Ancona Duck Hatching Eggs
Ancona Ducks #1
Ancona Ducks #2
Ancona Ducks #3
Ancona Ducks #4
Ancona Duck Colors: Part 1
Ancona Duck Colors: Part 2
David Holderread, Ancona Breeder
About Green & Blue Duck Eggs

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How to Help Hatching Babies
How to Brood Poultry

Ancona Duck Eggs Incubated by Broody Chickens
Yes, a chicken can incubate duck eggs. And duck mothers.

Bantam Hen Successfully Hatches Duck Eggs

You can see an unhatched green Ancona duck egg under the hen. Four ducklings hatched. Duck eggs take 4 weeks to incubate. Chicken eggs take 3 weeks to incubate.

These ducklings are 1 day old. They are happy with their chicken mom.

"I candled today. Two look really good, one iffy. I am so happy! I really wanted a house duck for a pet. I already have the diapers. I have 2 females and 1 male outside, but weather is too cold for fertile eggs. I love the Ancona ducks, so friendly, and hope to have more. They lay even in the cold." -Jeanette, Park River, North Dakota

2-Day-Old Duckling with Hen

There are more ducklings under this broody hen. She is a good mother.

It is funny to watch a hen when she sees her "chicks" going in water to swim. She must think they have lost their minds.

Broody Hen with Duck Eggs

A nice video of Ancona duck eggs being put under a broody hen from Kristi in Bluffdale, Utah. Her hen is a Silver Lace Wyandotte. At first the hen does not want to be disturbed, then she sweetly tucks the eggs under her. The video is 2 minutes, 46 seconds. The end is the best.

Broody Hen with Duckling

The photo with the duckling under a mamma hen is from Cynthia at Elderflower Farm in Talent, Oregon. Yes, chickens can hatch duck eggs!

Dominique Hen with Her Flock of Ducklings

Quicktime Movie: Dominique hen with ducklings. It is 2 seconds long. She hatched these eggs! She may be confused by how they look. The movie is from Valerie in San Mateo, California.

Ancona Duckling in Nest

5-Day-Old Ducklings

This photo is from Allison in Citrus Heights, California. She said: "They are perfect."

Muscovy Duck Hatches 3 Ducklings

"We took Lisa’s unfertilized eggs (a Muscovy duck) from her and put the Ancona eggs under her without much objection. She has a lovely down lined nest. She had a mate who had an unfortunate habit of devouring his children. He made a great soup. I'm hoping Ancona ducks are more sensible." -Gwen, Brookfield, Massachusetts

This photo is from Gwen.


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