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  I got these kids 3 weeks ago at the feed store. No idea how old they were or breeds. This feed store labels chicken breeds but not ducks or turkeys. I was hoping someone could give me an idea what breeds they might be. There is a remarkable size difference and the smaller one seems to be feathering out faster than the bigger one. When I first got them, I did a bunch of reading and looking at pictures of ducklings and thought maybe they might be Welsh Harlequin but the bigger one is feathering out white so far so he(or she) might be Pekin. But the little one! She (or he) has gone dark and being so small, I'm thinking maybe Call? Any ideas? Am I close or way out in left field?

 

 

 This was the day I brought them home.

 

 The following are all from this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

  I can't get them to stand still long enough to get a good side by side one of them standing. Too much to explore lol! Also, the smaller one does this torpedo move underwater in the pool while the big one prefers to just cruise around if that makes any difference. Thanks!

~A duck was about to cross the road when a chicken looked at him and said 'Don't do it man! You'll never hear the end of it!"~

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~A duck was about to cross the road when a chicken looked at him and said 'Don't do it man! You'll never hear the end of it!"~

Instagram.com/M_BAR_K

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The bill on the blond one looks Runner-ish to me, and the other does make me think perhaps Welsh Harlequin.

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Updated pics of these ducks. They are now around 4 months old. They came from Ideal and I was able to identify the small female as a snowy mallard but I'm still unsure on the big guy. 

 

 

This was taken almost 2 months ago.

 

More recent ones below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 He keeps getting darker. Every day, he gets a little darker. His bill has a green tint to it. It's driving me crazy not knowing what he is, other than a sweet, fat duck :idunno What is he?

~A duck was about to cross the road when a chicken looked at him and said 'Don't do it man! You'll never hear the end of it!"~

Instagram.com/M_BAR_K

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~A duck was about to cross the road when a chicken looked at him and said 'Don't do it man! You'll never hear the end of it!"~

Instagram.com/M_BAR_K

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Originally Posted by keiferlou View Post
 

Updated pics of these ducks. They are now around 4 months old. They came from Ideal and I was able to identify the small female as a snowy mallard but I'm still unsure on the big guy. 

 

 

This was taken almost 2 months ago.

 

More recent ones below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 He keeps getting darker. Every day, he gets a little darker. His bill has a green tint to it. It's driving me crazy not knowing what he is, other than a sweet, fat duck :idunno What is he?


I don't know but he sure is gorgeous and so is she. Big difference in size too.

 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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I think the big ones are at least part Swedish.

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