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Finally got our ducks from Orschelns. What did we get?

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After a week and a half of calling I was finally able to get my 2 new ducklings.  We were really wanting to get Rouens but were affraid of getting Mallards so I am kind of glad that wasn't an option.  I called twice yesterday and they weren't in, after calling everyday last week and them not getting them in, and they told me they had 3 left!  I will admit I was a little upset since I had called so much.  She said they had one black and two yellows but she might be able to get me 2 blacks.  I got the kids ready and we headed in to get our new babies.  I am not certain what they are, and of course Orscheln doesn't know.  I don't know if their people are really not knowledgable on it or if they just don't tell you incase they end up being something else.  Anyway if you all could take a look and let me know what you think they are.  I am leaning towards Cayuga.  They sure are cute.  These aren't the best pictures.  I will get some better ones after we get them out later today after they have had a nice rest.  So what do you all think they are?

 

 

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I can't believe that our older 3 ducklings were this small just 3 weeks ago.  I am glad we are going to have some different ducks in our flock though.

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i believe those are khaki kampbell.

someone correct me if im wrong?

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i believe those are khaki kampbell.

someone correct me if im wrong?



could be, in the light are they black or brown? If they are black they are Cayugas....brown/ dark brown, and they're Khakis. I recently got a group of both for a 4-H project, and my profile pic is of a khaki.

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they look like the khaki campbell I just got. :)

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could be, in the light are they black or brown? If they are black they are Cayugas....brown/ dark brown, and they're Khakis. I recently got a group of both for a 4-H project, and my profile pic is of a khaki.



These guys are Black.  There were 4 of them and none of them were brown at all.  They do have yellow on their chest/bellies.  Their bills and feet are pure black not brown at all.  I guess we will just see what they grow up to be.  If anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to let me know.  I am happy with either they just didn't really look like the khaki campbells I had been looking at online.  DeCanard: none of the 4 were anywhere near as light as your profile picture duckling, who is adorable by the way!

 

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I just got a Khaki campbell today and her bill is pinkish brown and she is much lighter...I also got two black runners that are the same color as these two...so I would guess Cayugas or who knows...maybe you got a couple of wicked cute runners like mine!  I would gefinitely say they are not Campbells though...too dark...Congrats though...absolutely adorable!!

Mother of 3 humans 1 cat, Cha, an Amazing Puppy, Ellie, who has proven to be a herding pup thru and thru! a 2 year old Welsh Harley Drake Eddy, and 5 adorable new babies hatched 3/28/12...Rose and Violet (black runners {Rose has a crest}), Poppy and Lily, (Fawn and white Crested Runners) and Fern, a Sweet little Khaki Campbell that was supposed to have a crest...oooops! 

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Mother of 3 humans 1 cat, Cha, an Amazing Puppy, Ellie, who has proven to be a herding pup thru and thru! a 2 year old Welsh Harley Drake Eddy, and 5 adorable new babies hatched 3/28/12...Rose and Violet (black runners {Rose has a crest}), Poppy and Lily, (Fawn and white Crested Runners) and Fern, a Sweet little Khaki Campbell that was supposed to have a crest...oooops! 

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I just got a Khaki campbell today and her bill is pinkish brown and she is much lighter...I also got two black runners that are the same color as these two...so I would guess Cayugas or who knows...maybe you got a couple of wicked cute runners like mine!  I would gefinitely say they are not Campbells though...too dark...Congrats though...absolutely adorable!!



Thanks.  They sure don't walk like runners.  We have one runner now.  He isn't what I wanted (I didn't want any runners) but he is the sweetest guy.  So much fun.  I would be alright with 2 runners but I am holding out hope that they are Cayugas.  That is the only thing I hate about getting them from Orschelns is that you don't know what you are gonna get  It is just so expensive to order a few ducklings. 

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In the first picture, the one on the right looks like it has a bib.  Any chance it might be Swedish?

 

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

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In the first picture, the one on the right looks like it has a bib.  Any chance it might be Swedish?

 



Could be, I don't know.  Thats what I hate about getting them from Orscheln instead of ordering them but at the time we didn't plan to have as many as we do now wink.png.  He sort of has a teeny tiny strip of yellow from his bill to his eyes.  It will be interesting to see what they turn out to be I guess.

 

 

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These guys are Black.  There were 4 of them and none of them were brown at all.  They do have yellow on their chest/bellies.  Their bills and feet are pure black not brown at all.  I guess we will just see what they grow up to be.  If anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to let me know.  I am happy with either they just didn't really look like the khaki campbells I had been looking at online.  DeCanard: none of the 4 were anywhere near as light as your profile picture duckling, who is adorable by the way!

 


 

Then it's definitely a Cayuga. The little white on their chests is natural, and will not be white when they get feathers. If there is a bib, it's a Swedish. Here is an old pic of my cayuga, if it helps!5 days old 002.jpg


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