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Saw these cuties at TSC this evening and was able to identify all but one. The lighter brown one next to the mallard has marking on his face like the mallard but no back spots and I've never seen one that light. Doesn't look like a muscovy... anyone have any ideas?
Just curiosity really... I managed to somehow leave without them (after watching them for a half hour, lol).

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Originally Posted by cymbaline View Post


Saw these cuties at TSC this evening and was able to identify all but one. The lighter brown one next to the mallard has marking on his face like the mallard but no back spots and I've never seen one that light. Doesn't look like a muscovy... anyone have any ideas?
Just curiosity really... I managed to somehow leave without them (after watching them for a half hour, lol).

A runner maybe? The bill makes me think Runner duck..
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I have no idea, but I do know that we will be getting some ducklings from TSC soon. . .wondering how many trips we'll be making before we get there on the right day.

Jackie-Wife to my best friend and Mama to three loving boys (11,8,and 6), plus a wild child princess that's 4.
We have a German Shepherd- Nala, 4 Ducks-Tiki, Rosie, Cotton, and Fluffy, 6 hens, 2 roosters and 2 cats-Fatty and Putt-Putt

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Jackie-Wife to my best friend and Mama to three loving boys (11,8,and 6), plus a wild child princess that's 4.
We have a German Shepherd- Nala, 4 Ducks-Tiki, Rosie, Cotton, and Fluffy, 6 hens, 2 roosters and 2 cats-Fatty and Putt-Putt

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Hahaha! I hear that! I'd grab the little fella up and let it be a surprise to find out what he is! Baby ducklings are hard to resist! 😍🐣
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Oh believe me, I was sooooo tempted! And of course he'd need that little swedish for a buddy. But I worry about keeping up with so many ducks.

I didn't think I saw any runners as I watched them, but I could be wrong. What color runner though? Trout maybe?

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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I have no idea, but I do know that we will be getting some ducklings from TSC soon. . .wondering how many trips we'll be making before we get there on the right day.

Last year, it took me weeks of checking every tuesday and thursday to finally get ducks! I wish TSC had some sort of schedule for that...

Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

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Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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Some of them look like my pekin ducklings did, which is probably the most common breed they sell. The darkest one looked like the rouen ducklings I got. I'm not sure about the lighter ones though

Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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Lots o chickens!

5 Pekin and Pekin x Mallard ducks! 

 

Hobby/Urban farm blogger!  http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/ 

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 1 - breeds) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-guide.html

 

Guide to buying chicks at feed stores (pt 2 - health) http://backyard-barnyard.blogspot.com/2016/03/feed-store-chick-buying-gui...

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Seeing the water trough full of ducks makes me reminisce. I worked at TSC about 3 years ago and this was always my favorite time of year. It was so dangerous for me because I would bring home new chicks every other week nearly. The assorted bantams are the worst. I don't miss that job but I do miss the chickens. I was the in house crazy chicken lady. My favorite was when people came in weeks after buying their chicks and they had lost their cute and fun appeal desperate to get rid of them. I would take them no questions asked. Good times lol.

 

We never got much variety at our store and we never got more than two breeds at a time. The most common were Mallard, Khaki Campbell and Pekin. I am not sure what the mystery chick is. It doesn't strike me as a runner but I don't know. You should just take him home and find out :thumbsup

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Some of them look like my pekin ducklings did, which is probably the most common breed they sell. The darkest one looked like the rouen ducklings I got. I'm not sure about the lighter ones though

As far as I know, the yellow with orange bills are pekins, the yellow with a pinkish bill are buffs (or possibly Indian Runners), the yellow with a tinge of brown/black is a Welsh Harlequin, the one that looks like a Rouen is a Mallard (because it is so much smaller than the rest - if it were near Pekin-sized it'd be a Rouen), and the brown with a light bib is a Swedish. Like I said, I could pick them all out except for that little guy...I even googled some breeds like Appleyard and Saxony since I don't know much about them and they don't look like that either. I'm puzzled.



You all are a bad influence on me! LOL :) I want so badly to go scoop a couple of them up with the "odd duck" but I don't trust my duckling-sexing abilities and I just recently got my male-female ratio to be reasonable. If I grab two more boys, by my duck-math calculations I'll end up with like 15 ducks! lol

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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