The Call Duck is a bantam breed of domesticated duck raised primarily for decoration or as pets. Call ducks look similar to Mallards, but are smaller in size.

The first recorded mentions of the breed are from the Netherlands where it was used as a decoy and known as a Coy or Decoy Duck. The high-pitched distinctive call was used to lure other ducks into funnel traps. Later, hunters would tether Call Ducks to draw other species within range of the guns. It is believed to have originally come from the Far East,   |  National Call Breeders of America   |   Sitemap  |

although no records of its introduction to the Netherlands exist. Other bantam breeds are known to have been imported to the Netherlands in the 17th century and Van Gink, writing in The Feathered World in 1932, supposes "There is a possibility that importations were made by Dutch captains from Japan ... especially as the Call Duck's type is very different from the ordinary European type of duck to sport from it, and since they breed so true they must be a very old-established breed."

It was introduced to British Isles by the 1850s.  By 1865, it was one of the first six waterfowl breeds to be standardized there, but by the middle of the 20th century they were rare. Determined efforts by a few breeders re-popularized the breed and today they are common. In the United States, the Gray and White varieties were listed in the first Standard of Perfection in 1874 and in 1935, the use of Call Ducks in duck hunting was permanently banned in every state as it resulted in over-harvest by hunters and was not in line with the conservation efforts that were then being realized. They are popular exhibition birds and win more duck championships in shows in North America than any other breed.  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Welcome to the National Call Breeders of America! 

It's with a great deal of enthusiasm that we welcome you to the NCBA website.  National Call Breeders of America is a club which was formed to encourage the breeding and exhibition of Call Ducks.  The popularity of this colorful, intriguing, and quite enjoyable breed of waterfowl has skyrocketed in recent years. 

Due to it's smallness in size, the breed is much easier to maintain and handle for those with less space.  And due to it's charming personality and demeanor the birds are a sheer joy to raise! 
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November 7, 8, 9, 2014
at the Ohio National
Columbus, Ohio
in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary ABA National Meet.

National Open Cash Awards and Sponsors

Champion Call $100 - Steve Jones
Reserve Champion Call $50 - Wapsipinicon Waterfowl
Champion Call (Other than White or Gray) $100 - Cheatam / Abernathy

Champion Display $100 -  Steve Jones
Reserve Display $50 - James Konecny
Third Best Display $25 -
Champion Display (other than white or Gray) $100 -

Champion Black $25 -
Reserve Champion Black $15 -

Champion Black Bibbed $25 - Kelly Albin
Reserve Champion Black Bibbed $15 -

Champion Black Magpie $25 - Cheatam / Abernathy
Reserve Champion Black Magpie $15 - Cheatam / Abernathy

Champion Blue $25 -
Reserve Champion Blue $15 -

Champion Blue Bibbed $25 - James Monk
Reserve Champion Blue Bibbed $15 - James Monk

Champion Blue Fawn $25 -  Tyler Messer
Reserve Champion Blue Fawn $15 -  Tyler Messer

Champion Blue Fawn Pied $25 - Cheatam/Abernathy
Reserve Champion Blue Fawn Pied $15 -

Champion Buff $25 - Lund Poultry
Reserve Champion Buff $15 - Lund Poultry

Champion Butterscotch $25 - MJ Waterfowl
Reserve Champion Butterscotch $15 - MJ Waterfowl

Champion Chocolate $25 - Cheatam / Abernathy
Reserve Champion Chocolate $15 - Cheatam / Abernathy
Champion Chocolate Pied $25 - Cheatam/Abernathy
Reserve Champion Chocolate Pied $15 -

Champion Gray $25 - Lee Morey
Reserve Champion Gray $15 - Lee Morey

Champion Gray Pied $25 - Cheatam / Abernathy (In Memory of Patty Pickard)
Reserve Champion Gray Pied $15 - Cheatam / Abernathy (In Memory of Patty Pickard)

Champion Crested Gray $25 -
Reserve Champion Crested Gray $15 -

Champion Harlequin (Ancona) $25 -
Reserve Champion Harlequin (Ancona) $15 -

Champion Khaki $25 - MJ Waterfowl
Reserve Champion Khaki $15 - MJ Waterfowl

Champion Pastel $25 - Steve Jones
Reserve Champion Pastel $15 - Steve Jones

Champion Penciled $25 -
Reserve Champion Penciled $15 -

Champion Silver Appleyard $25 -
Reserve Champion Silver Appleyard $15 -  Katharine Byrd

Champion Snowy $25 - Chrystal Calls
Reserve Champion Snowy $15 - Chrystal Calls

Champion White $25 - Dennis Witham
Reserve Champion White $15 - Kim Munden/Steven B.

Champion Crested White $25 -
Reserve Champion Crested White $15 - Amy Polivka

If you have an extra pair of calls or birds that you would like to donate to our raffle table please contact one of the officers. We would love to add your name to our growing list. All proceeds front the raffle go to the NCBA General Fund.