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Buff Orpington ducks!! Also, new member- hello!

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hi! i'm new to BYC as a member but have been visiting the site a lot in the past couple months. i recently got 3 magpie call ducklings (Alice, female; Ziggy, male ; Eleanor, female!) that are about 5-6 weeks old i think. at the very most, 7 weeks. they were sexed by a vet. i also have 2 buff orpington ducks, both male- Monet and Milo.

i was wondering, Monet has a slightly purple bill. what is the reason for this? Milo's bill is bright orange!
also, although Monet is a sexed male, on his head where his feathers are starting to puff out, they're the same color as the rest of his body. does the grey/green head come later in life?
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on getting your duck adventures underway clap.gif
I'm afraid I'm not a duck person but I'm sure if you pop by the duck section the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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I think in some breeds of duck, the bill color  determines sex.  Also male ducks tend to have one curled up tail feather.  I have never heard of buff Orpington ducks,  only chickens.

 

I would love to see  a photo of them.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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