Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

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Ian Southey
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby Ian Southey » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:35 am

These guys seem to be in a big hurry to get to our feral future. Do you think they'd be happier if we housed them in an aviary at the zoo while the rest of us keep trying to look after the better stuff we already have?

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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby Jake » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:23 am

I'm neutral to them becoming established. Their niche is pretty different to our ducks already here, and in their homeland I imagine they rely heavily on woodpecker holes and nestboxes. Looking back on how difficult it was to get mallards a foothold in NZ, I don't think it's too likely that Carolina ducks will ever become well established in any region in this country: it's too much work and they're too highly valued in aviculture. I have liberated maybe 20-30 golden pheasants and a friend as released closer to 80-100, they live a few years and sometimes even nest but yeah, nothing much comes of these projects
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby Cowteam » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi , I am very interested in acquiring the name & no of the guy in Hamilton who breedes Carolina and mandarin ducks please.my email is cowteam@xtra.co.nz
Many thanks Marty.
rukuhia wrote:My neighbor over the back breeds them for sale along with Mandarin ducks. He releases the odd few but most are killed by hawks or botulism he said, consequently his clients are generally back for more after a few months. The prices ranges from $100 - $ 200 each!
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby takoda farm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 pm

Hi Cowteam
Did you ever get the name from rukuhia for the guy over the back fence that breeds mandarin ducks. I am after a drake to go with my hen.
Many thanks Norman.
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby rukuhia » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Sorry no I havent yet, but I will pop down and see if he still has any available.
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby rukuhia » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:01 pm

He doesn’t have any at the moment but after breeding in September both Carolina and mandarin are available in December. Try him at 07 843 4880
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby GameGirl » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 am

rukuhia wrote:My neighbor over the back breeds them for sale along with Mandarin ducks. He releases the odd few but most are killed by hawks or botulism he said, consequently his clients are generally back for more after a few months. The prices ranges from $100 - $ 200 each!



Hi there,
I seen you post and was just wondering if you still have contact details for your neighbor that breeds the Carolina wood ducks? I have a breeding pair but would like another pair. Many thanks Sarah
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Re: Carolina wood ducks, Hamilton

Postby rukuhia » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:32 pm

try the number above.
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