Pied Calls
Faith Valley Waterfowl
Long Term Project:   We are working on developing two lines of pied calls, the
Grey Pied and the Blue Fawn Pied, and we hope to, one day, see these varieties
within the pages of our APA or ABA Standards.

We have referred to the British Standard for Guidelines and have worked with the
NCBA to format these Standards to be similar to the layout of our American
Standards.  The color patterns are very similar to the Gray Call or Blue Fawn Call
except there will be large portions of white feathers.  The Pied markings will be
varied in the amount of white or colored feathers that are present.  A call of
symmetrical color patterns should be preferred.

If you too are interested in pursuing the standardization of the Grey Pied or the
Blue Fawn Pied.  It is our desire to work in a collaborative effort with other call
duck breeders toward seeing the goal of standardization attained for these two
Line Breeding for Pieds
2011 National Res. Champion Grey Pied
2011 National Res. Champion Blue Fawn Pied
2010 National Champion Grey Pied
2010 National Champion Blue Fawn Pied
2009~ We were unable to attend the national meet in 2009~
2008 National Champion & National Res. Champion Blue Fawn Pied
2007 National Champion & National Res. Champion Blue Fawn Pied
2007 National Champion Grey Pied
2006  National Res. Champion Grey Pied
2005 National Champion Grey Pied
The pied call ducks is, although uncommon in the US, a very striking variety with
its well defined "patches" of color and white. But where did it come from? Where
does its interesting color pattern originate?
The pied call variety originated in Holland, where it is referred to as "Ruffpied".
Jan Vogol, from the Dutch Waterfowl Association, stated that the ruffpied variety
was recognized in 1925, and that it is recognized in all colors of calls, much like
our own crested variety.  He also stated that at least 1/3 of the bird must be white.
"Since the Dutch Waterfowl Standard doesn't state which prtions of the bird must
be white, that is how they got their name, ruffpied."
When asked about how the pied originated, Vogol replied, "They were bred out of
a crossing of colored and white calls. It is unknown  how the calls got their type,
probably from a small specimen of wild ducks and selecting for the smallest birds."
Jack Williams of Norfolk, England, imported pied calls from Holland in 1960.
Years later, in 1982, the pied call variety was added to the British Waterfowl
Jane Edington began working with the pieds in the early 1990s, and took a fancy
to this new variety and went on to import pied calls to the US. She imported a male
from France, and 2 males from eEngland.  She then acquired penciled call
females from Darrel Sheraw to add to her breeding program of 3 males.
Edington explained that penciled calls were actually  pied calls with a dusky gene,
and were therefore a good stand in for her missing pied females. In addition, she
stated that penciled calls will throw pied sports on occassion.
Today, there are a handful of breeders working with this variety. It is their desire
to see the pied call variety admitted into the Standards in the future.  If you are
interested in, or are currently working with the pied calls, please contact one of
the committee members.  This data will help as the committee pursues the
standardization process.
~Pied Call Duck History~
Breeders currently working with the

~Grey Pied~

Brandon Abee
Brenda Aucker
Gilda Goodwin
Teni Hollingshed
Larry LaGesse
Todd Leidig
Gem Leska
Hedwig Porto
Jim Smith
Cassi Steimatter
Dennis Witham
Breeders currently working with the

Blue Fawn Pied~

Dan Greenwald
Teni Hollingshed
Todd Leidig
Gem Leska
Jim Smith
If you are currently working on the pied varieties we
would love to add your name to the below lists.