Looks like a chocolate ancona and a blue mixed breed. But unless you know parents, you can't consider them to be pure as mixed breeds can come out spotted like anconas. But that doesn't make them true ancona ducks
Snowy down genes. It's recessive and only shows in ducklings. The white will feather out white the same as the yellow ducklings.
It's a very fun gene to have in your flock! I've produced them in muscovy, calls and anconas!
It's pretty easy to start your own bloodline.
Even if you purchase from someone else, once you decide who to mate together, those offspring are F1 of your own lineage.
So say duck A is from Breeder A.
Duck B is from breeder B.
You put these two in a pen together.
All babies are the first...
Ducks don't usually pick on each other like chickens, but if crowded they will pile on top of each other. This can cause balding, lameness, skin abrasions, etc.
As mentioned above, they will get mess VERY quickly if they are crowded. So need to be cleaned out far more often to avoid ammonia...
Al's Quackery - we are in southern Maine and can ship if your zip code shows as 1 day express. I have muscovy and a few anconas ready to ship next week. 6 minimum to ship new babies
I also have some muscovy in the 3-6 weeks range that are sexed pairs and trios that can be shipped as pairs or...