what kind of ducklings are these?!
They look too light to be KC and WH don't normally have an eye stripe. Definitely don't look like Rouen. They kind of look like Silver Appleyard ducklings to me.
Also, if you are referring to the black duck with yellow belly in the background, I don't think that's not a Magpie. Looks like a Black Swedish. Though it's hard to tell.
Hmmm, looks like it could be a toss up between silver appleyards and welsh harlequins
Harlequins are good layers and calm ducks.
I know nothing about the silver appleyards
Do you know what hatchery TSC got these guys from? If not, give them a call and ask which hatchery this weeks batch arrived from then look up the hatchery to see what they sell.
Yes, you're right about the color. I guess I was going more by the shape of the dark mark on their heads. Now I can see their legs are black too. Neither the Appleyards nor the WH are supposed to have black feet. They could be mixed, but I don't think that is very common when they come from a hatchery. They may just be poorly marked examples of whatever breed they are. Now I just don't know. Can you find out which hatchery they came from? Maybe that will help narrow it down.
I will say my WH are wonderful egg layers; this is their first egg laying season and they are laying an egg a day each. I think they go about three weeks before taking a day off. Appleyards are also supposed to be great layers.