BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › New Duckies - ID Help?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Duckies - ID Help?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

So last night while in the Tractor Supply picking out pullets, I couldn't resist going to the duck bin as well. I asked the lady if they knew what breeds were in the bin and she said that all of them were Mallards.  Argh!  No, they weren't all Mallards.  I don't know duck breeds very well, but I know enough to be able to tell that.  Or at least I think I do, ha!  So please correct me if I'm wrong, and I did indeed bring home two Mallards.  I'm hoping the little black one is a Cayuga or a Runner.  The yellow one though....maybe an Ancona?    I just hope, despite the breed, that I ended up with two females.  I got lucky on the last two and ended up with a male and female.  The male turned out to be a Khaki Cambell and the female I'm guessing is a Rouen or Rouen/Mallard mix.  She's a good egg layer whatever she is.

 

So I had to edit the photo with the black duckling to show him a little better.  He is so dark he comes out as a black blob in my pics.  There is maybe a very faint bit of yellow fluff on his chest, but it is really hard to see.  Bill and legs are completely black. 

 

 

Here are Stella and Sam,  just now a year old. 

 

post #2 of 5

Super cute! Defiantly not mallards. I agree will your guess on Ancona and Cayuga. Cayugas can have a little yellow on the chest. If the store can tell you what hatchery they came from you could look up what they offer and verify they have those breeds.

 

I'd say based on size Stella is a Rouen. A Mallard would be smaller than a KC.


Edited by lomine - 2/24/16 at 9:54am
post #3 of 5

I am with @lomine 

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Awesome! :thumbsup  Thanks for the input!  Now the gender waiting game...But until then, I will enjoy their cute fluffiness. 

post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Futz View Post
 

Awesome! :thumbsup  Thanks for the input!  Now the gender waiting game...But until then, I will enjoy their cute fluffiness. 

They sure are adorable so are your adults.  Congrats!!

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › New Duckies - ID Help?