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Trying to figure out breed of one of my ducks

post #1 of 6
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This is Asher, he is about 1 year old. Wanting to enter him in the fair later in the year and I'm not quite sure what breed he is.

I think he is either a Welsh Harlequin or a Silver Appleyard. Thinking welsh but want to get others opinions.

 

A year ago we found him and two other ducklings in our driveway early in the morning in a box where they could have easily jumped out or a predator could have eaten them. Someone just dumped them in our driveway in 40 degree weather, when we found them out in the driveway they were freezing. (Note: It was around Easter) Guessing whoever dumped them in our driveway thought it would be fun to get them for Easter but then didn't want them anymore or couldn't take care of them. But we were lucky to get 3 great ducks. adding up our flock of ducks to 14.

 

Asher

 

The other 2 ducks that were with him

Juniper (Indian Runner Mix ? )

 

Lavender (Breed: ? )

post #2 of 6

What did he look like as a duckling?

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...

Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately i don't have any pics of him as a baby. This is only pic i have when he was just getting his feathers along with his two sisters.

post #4 of 6
He looks a lot like my golden cascade drake.
post #5 of 6

That helps immensely!

He'a a welsh harlequin

The grey is a blue runner (could be a mix or just a production bird)

The brown is a khaki cross. Not quite the right coloring to be a pure khaki unless she also is just a hatchery quality production bird

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...

Reply

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...

Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help!

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