Hi all, I am new to Backyard Chickens. I bought 7 Swedish ducklings earlier in the year and another pair last month. I presently have some ducklings hatching (from eggs I put in the incubator). The first two were hatched gold colour with yellow beaks and legs. I am hoping they will darken up but it could be the recessive white gene I have seen people talking about? Time will tell! I love the breed so far. I am a first time duck owner and they have been great. They free range every day and swim on our dam. They are locked away at night. I bought ducks to control our snail population and they seem to be doing a good job. I will post some pics once the hatching has finished. I also have Barnevelders, Australorps and Plymouth Rock chooks.
Welcome! I hatched 4 back in March. Wherever was yellow turned white, black stayed black. I have 4 totally different variations. One is almost all black with some white speckled in his bib. One is mostly black but has a full white bib. One is mostly white with just a splash of black at his tail, and one is about half black/half white. They changed a little as they grew and molted, but not much. Enjoy your babies!