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Hello, this is my first time raising two little ducklings named Daisy and Daffy. Daisy is a white pekin, and Daffy is SUPPOSED to be a black runner... however, I don't think that s/he is.

 

http://imgur.com/8Q1SJe2

 

Now Daisy is the one who this post is about... the first week I got her I noticed this little poof on her head.

 

http://imgur.com/IOX4eq7

 

http://imgur.com/fL0lxYg

 

http://imgur.com/WpdhV85

 

Should I be concerned?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Daffy appears to be a Black Swedish.  Cutie!

 

and Daisy appears to be a Crested Pekin.  They are lovely, and there is a bit written about special concerns for them, such as breeding.

 

Perhaps you can do a search through the archives on "crested duck" I know there is a thread about them.

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Thank you! I will definitely look at those archives because I'm not sure about the genders and if they do breed... well, I want to know everything there is to know.

 

It's just a shame in a way because I ordered from Ideal's website and not only did they ship me both the wrong birds, they also shipped me "st. run" instead of "pullets" like I called and requested on MULTIPLE occasions... and they still managed to screw up. I ordered a white pekin (no crest) and a black runner - not a black swede. The black swedes and white pekins are both beautiful birds though, so I guarantee I'm not too disheartened.

 

I love both these ducks with all my heart. I will forever want to have ducks again and again... I'm just going to choose another hatchery next time ;)

 

Thank you for your help!


Edited by emiikinz - 4/11/16 at 7:23pm
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I am with you on the duck love!  They are beautiful.  And many people are crazy about crested ducks!  

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