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post #1 of 18
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Yes that's right, they're Not Muscovies! lol.png  Went to a different feed store yesterday to get shavings for the brooder and of course we had to see the babies. Went around the corner and saw some HUGE turkey babies and some big meat chicks and a few empty barrels, just when i was thinking they had no fuzzies i saw a small group of ducklings in one of the corner tubs!  SO CUTE, little crested ones!    i was only going to adore them for a minute until i saw their water was bone dry and their mouths were crusty smack.gif(<feed store employees). They were $6ea which is high for this far into the year but I had to buy as many as i could which sadly was only two, but i was glad to take them home and spoil them! I did complain about the water being empty too.

 

I had to have the dark one with the huge crest and the other had cute markings and kept looking at me... I have no idea what kinds they are though. We THINK the light one could be runner because it's so tall but we don't know what color it might be. We have NO clue what the black one is. They're both pretty mellow, don't scream bloody murder when you try to pick em up.  I did notice the dark one has a pretty big head, maybe it's a breed thing but I am kinda thinking it's a boy.

 

So what do you guys think they are? ..... besides adorable love.gif

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I forgot how messy baby ducks were, all those chicks could go a week before i changed their shavings, but in just one night it looks like i might have the change these shavings after just a couple days! th.gif

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post #2 of 18

buff and magpie? 

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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post #3 of 18
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Magpie is the name I couldn't think of yesterday! I said Ancona but then decided the spots weren't right for that breed. I will have to read up again on Magpies.

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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bleenie View Post

Yes that's right, they're Not Muscovies! lol.png  Went to a different feed store yesterday to get shavings for the brooder and of course we had to see the babies. Went around the corner and saw some HUGE turkey babies and some big meat chicks and a few empty barrels, just when i was thinking they had no fuzzies i saw a small group of ducklings in one of the corner tubs!  SO CUTE, little crested ones!    i was only going to adore them for a minute until i saw their water was bone dry and their mouths were crusty smack.gif(<feed store employees). They were $6ea which is high for this far into the year but I had to buy as many as i could which sadly was only two, but i was glad to take them home and spoil them! I did complain about the water being empty too.

 

I had to have the dark one with the huge crest and the other had cute markings and kept looking at me... I have no idea what kinds they are though. We THINK the light one could be runner because it's so tall but we don't know what color it might be. We have NO clue what the black one is. They're both pretty mellow, don't scream bloody murder when you try to pick em up.  I did notice the dark one has a pretty big head, maybe it's a breed thing but I am kinda thinking it's a boy.

 

So what do you guys think they are? ..... besides adorable love.gif

GEDC1433.JPGGEDC1431.JPGGEDC1435.JPGGEDC1434.JPG

 

 

I forgot how messy baby ducks were, all those chicks could go a week before i changed their shavings, but in just one night it looks like i might have the change these shavings after just a couple days! th.gif

I don't have an idea what breed but your right they are adorable, and because of stuff like that [no water etc] I don't go to TSC during chick days. 

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

 

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post #5 of 18

They're crested whatever they are. And very adorable. Ugh, to have tiny little babie ducklings again. love.gif

"Mother" of 4 Muscovy ducklings.

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post #6 of 18
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This feed store is a small family owned one, I believe they started with just horse supplies but expanded to all farm supplies... It's not the first time i've seen bad conditions there and normally i avoid the place for anything but it's the closest and i needed shavings to change the brooders yesterday.   I buy all my feed at the local hardware store and have been waiting for them to start carrying white shavings.

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"Not all of Gods creatures are cute & cuddly but they have just as much right to be here as you and I."
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

I don't have an idea what breed but your right they are adorable, and because of stuff like that [no water etc] I don't go to TSC during chick days. 

They look like they have water to me.

"Mother" of 4 Muscovy ducklings.

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post #8 of 18

Does the light one have eye stripes? It almost looks like a apricot runner 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bleenie View Post

 

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Is it just me, or does it look like the chick in the background is trying to kiss the duck lol

"Mother" of 4 Muscovy ducklings.

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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by MallardDuckling View Post

Is it just me, or does it look like the chick in the background is trying to kiss the duck lol

either tha,t or it's asking what was that you just said.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

 

http://www.godvine.com/This-Is-A-Beautiful-Reminder-That-Christmas-Starts-With-CHRIS...

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

 

 

http://www.godvine.com/This-Is-A-Beautiful-Reminder-That-Christmas-Starts-With-CHRIS...

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