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What breed is this chick?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I bought 4 ducklings today, and identified one as Mallard, one Black Swedish, and one as a Khaki Campbell. However, the fourth one I haven't figured out yet.
I was thinking maybe Muscovy, but all my chicks have crests, and I don't know if Muscovy can have crests.
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Can anyone identify this little guy/gal for me?
post #2 of 8
Im not an expert. But to me looks like a crested ancona.
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Ancona might be it... looking at this picture here of Ancona chicks, mine sure looks a lot like the one on the far right!

post #5 of 8

I agree it looks like an Ancona.

 

I'd just like to point out that a baby duck is called a duckling, not a chick. A chick is a baby chicken. There is also a breed of chicken called an Ancona. I just wanted to mention this since if you google something you will get better results using the correct term. Good luck with your new babies. 

post #6 of 8

It could be a magpie too, the little cap and more solid back look magpie...but ancona can have the same markings lol.

Mom of : 

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

 Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

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Mom of : 

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

 Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

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post #7 of 8

Could be a very poorly marked ancona or a magpie.

I'm leaning more towards magpie as anconas generally have markings under the eye, and that one is extremely heavily marked.

 

If it is an ancona, then I would not recommend it for breeding. Because it is so closely colored to a magpie, it would be a disqualification as well as the fact that it has a crest which is a big no no with anconas. 

 

Cute all the same though. Those crests are always adorable!

NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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NPIP CERTIFIED! Al's Quackery is a small waterfowl farm in Southern Maine. I raise ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings and sell hatching eggs.
Ducks: Anconas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Lilac and Silver),  Muscovy (barred in black, blue, chocolate and combo, ripples in dark, chocolate, and blue shades, lavenders, and looneys in blue, black, chocolate and lilac)

Call Ducks: pied / magpie...

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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Gah, I don't know what they are, Magpie or Ancona. They seem fairly similar, both being good egg producers and excellent foragers.

After reading about crests more, I don't plan to breed them, as it seems cruel. None the less, they're certainly a cute one!

Thank you guys for the help, I truly appreciate it :)


Edited by Ducks4FFA - 3/16/16 at 5:35pm
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