Call Duck


The Call duck is a lively, charming little bird with a small body and short bill. The name originates from the Dutch word \'kooi\' meaning trap. They have a high-pitched call which carries over a long distance. The ducks were used by hunters to attract wild ducks towards traps or shooters. The tame ducks were tethered at the entrance of the traps and the more \'calling\' the ducks did the better.

The Call duck is a direct descendant of the Mallard duck although through selective breeding they have shorter bills and a smaller body. Call ducks were very rare in the first half of the century but have recently become very popular and now win more duck championships than any other breed.


Call ducks are lively and talkative. If you are thinking about keeping a few Call ducks make sure you ask your neighbours first. They are clean, tidy birds and if provided with clean water and good food will keep themselves in good condition. They are also easily tamed. The drake should weigh 550 - 700 grams and the female 450 - 600g.


There are lots of varieties of Call duck. The ten standard colours are: Apricot, Bibbed, Black, Blue Fawn, Dark silver, Magpie, Mallard, Pied, Silver and White.



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Lovely Birds... Great Looking - Orwin, Surrey,

I have a Call Duck Pair, Mallard feathering, and they are the best ducks i've ever had. She sat on eggs this year and i got 6 ducklings. Great with people and make a great sound.

White call duck and black call duck - Daisy,

Make a lovely pet duck

wow - Matthew,


The best pet! - Sarah, Sussex,

We have 4 Drake Calls as the girls are very vocal, the chaps quack but its softer and lovely to hear. Our boys are wonderful pets, and with a disabled child they are gentle and light to handle. If you handle them and spend time with them they can become amazingly tame. Ours sit on our laps for a cuddle like a cat! They waddle into the kitchen to say hello or ask for treats! They have a vintage zinc bath, and a couple of child's sandpit/paddling pools to swim in. Call ducks are wonderful for work avoidance - you find yourself watching their funny antics for ages, they're adorable and we love them.

New Ducks - Georgaline, northern ireland,

I have chicken and Bantams, I hvae just bought 3 Call Ducks. The chickens seen afraid of them although they have a whole garden to run in. Unlike chickens they don't like to go in at night, nearly fallen a few times trying to catch them. They love getting mucky and them jumping into my nice clean water. One dog thinks they are dinner but doesn't bother with the chickens, they lie on the decking with him.

Breeder Clubs for Call Duck

British Call Duck Club


Telephone: 01545 580425

Call Duck Association


Telephone: 01558 650532

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