BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Help identifyng our new duckling Nibbles
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help identifyng our new duckling Nibbles

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

We hatched our first egg on April 20th.  Nibbles made his grand entrance about 5:30 or so.  We know the father is a Rouen, because we only have 1 male duck.  As far as the mother goes, it could be Rouen, Pekin or Harlequin.  I don't think it is the Rouen because Nibbles has much more yellow on him then the baby rouens did last year when we bought them at Tractor Supply.  So I am leaning towards the Pekin or possibly the Harlequins. 

 

Does anybody recognize this color combo?  Especially the orange bill with a black stripe.  The feet are also orange with black stripes. He loves it when I pat him and rub his belly.  My ducklings last year hated it when we touched them.

 

 

post #2 of 7

Stunning!

 

I have a mental block - those feet are indicative of a certain breed . . . . Magpie?


Edited by Amiga - 4/22/16 at 10:12am

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 #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

We don't have any magpies. Unless that breed is mixed with what we have.  We bought the 4 Rouens we have from Tractor Supply last April.  3 are female and 1 is male.  We also bought one female pekin.  Then a month later we bought 3 female Harlequins that were already about 1 year old from a local farmer.   I think there is too much yellow on Nibbles to be from one of the female rouens.

 

Here is my drake. Senor Quackers

 

 

My female Pekin Howie (This pic was taken June 2015 - so she is much bigger now)

 

 

These are my 3 female Harlequins.  Blue, Nip & Tuck

 

 

And these are the female Rouen's

 


Edited by CRAZYDUCKLADY72 - 4/22/16 at 10:40am
post #4 of 7

The beak looks like a Welsh Harlequin's. I think his feathers would be lighter colored if he was part Pekin, but I could be wrong. He's really cute, whatever he is!

Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

Reply

Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Then maybe they are part Welsh Harlequin then!  I just never saw the drake "around" them very often! Poor little Nibbles seemed so lonely since he was the only egg that hatched so we went and got him a couple playmates!  The lady said they were hatched on April 21st and they are either all Rouen or Rouen/Campbell.  They aren't as yellow in the belly as Nibbles is.

 

 

 

post #6 of 7

Cute! Do the others have names, too?

Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

Reply

Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckGirl77 View Post
 

Cute! Do the others have names, too?

The new ones are Rupert (named by my 16 year old son, LOL) and Cheepers (named by my husband) :)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Help identifyng our new duckling Nibbles