Butterscotch Calls are my favorite variety of all the colors available in call ducks. It is a complicated color to breed and show, but a hen with good color really stands out from the crowd at the shows. I have gathered breeding stock from all over and then closed my line to outside blood, when I first started breeding the butterscotch they were a bigger call, with longer bills, and it was very difficult to find any butter drakes that were decent, but I am very pleased with the 2010 butter ducklings. Type has gotten much better!!
I am really going to try and increase the amount of Butter ducklings hatched here at the farm in Spring of 2011, I have cut back several varieties of call ducks so that I can concentrate more on my whites, butterscotch and grays. I hope to have 15 breeding pens of Butters running smoothly by March of 2011...in an effort to get even better type on my favorite variety of call ducks.
We had a lot of luck this show season with the call ducks and enjoyed meeting new people at the shows.
2009 Butterscotch National Champion
with a 2009 Butterscotch Cockerel
(son of 2008 National Champion "Butter Bean")
class of 87 butterscotch Iowa Nov. 2009
we placed 1-5 in pullets and 1-3 in cockerels
2nd and 5th in old drakes
Reserve Display with our Butterscotch with over 660 call ducks entered
2008 Butterscotch National Champion
Meet "Butterbean" winner of the 2008 Call Duck Nationals in Butterscotch, class of 49 Butterscotch!
Butterbean and his "lady"