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post #11 of 23

Here is 4 weeks , talk about a difference . Its crazy how fast they grow. Here he is with the week old mallards (that are now 4 weeks old lol )

 

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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by stone_family3 View Post

Ours said they got them from Mt. Healthy here in Ohio. Do you have a pic of the mallard as a 3ish week old baby? 

 

I just googled pics of both black mallard and Rouen and they don't look anything like what Cinderella looks like. Is it possible it could be a mix?

You really cant go by feathers right now. I beleive they wont get their adult feathers until their first molt before mating season.

 

 

 

                                             

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post #13 of 23
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Hmmm okay, maybe that's what it is. Can a Mallard breed with a Pekin? if they are male/female.

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post #14 of 23
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Hmmm okay, maybe that's what it is. Can a Mallard breed with a Pekin? if they are male/female.

You know I wondered the same thing. lol I did find some pics on google but I dont know how succesful the mating would be, and I guess it would depend which was the male. Maybe your black duck will end up being a dark Rouen and will be the same size as your Pekin. :) I bet the babies would be cute.

 

 

 

                                             

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That would be cute, the duckling didn't have any other color but black and that dirty yellow over tone on it's down. 

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post #16 of 23
Hi! There was a duckling at our lake that looked like yours when it started to feather out. It was half Cayuga, half mallard. He looked a lot like Apyl's ducklings. He grew up looking like a mallard without a bib. He's molting now and is going back to that darker brown color again.

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post #17 of 23
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Update on post one

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post #18 of 23
Still looks like the duck at the lake that turned ended up looking like a mallard.

Your white one could be a white mallard. Snowy mallards really aren't all white, but white mallards are.
Edited by desertdarlene - 5/15/12 at 8:49am

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post #19 of 23
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Hmmm I'll google a white mallard. I've emailed the hatchery for a 2nd time with the most recent pic and hopefully they'll take the 30 seconds to get back to me. I'm wondering if they just put all the mallards in a big pen and let them do whatever they wanted. The mystery is both fun and nerve racking LOL. 

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post #20 of 23
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Grrr, emailed Mt. Healthy about what varieties of Mallards they had in their general mallard mix, they responding back saying "We only have mallards and pekins." So I emailed back letting them know I was interested in the varieties they had in the pens, not just the breed. 

 

This is why you guys are so helpful, you know your varieties :)

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