A Pleasant Surprize

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by destinduck, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I was getting regular woodduck babies out of one of the incubators and lo and behold one of the nine ducklings is super light colored so It has to be an apricot ,silver or a white. This female has always had regulars the last 5 yrs I have had her and her boy is for sure pure. I love surprizes!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where's the pictures [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you got a colored duckling out of two normals? Cool
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    [​IMG] Here ya go The little one on the wire. He has a pink bill also
     
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  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, how nice! Can't wait to see it all grown up.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    very very cool! Will be interesting to watch it feather out.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way, one of your rouen ducklings is a potential troublemaker, you might want to keep an eye on him. In the photo, he's looks like he's thinking up ways to be a little stinker. [​IMG]
     
  8. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    It could probably be an older manderin. no rouens. Does look like he's ready to pounce though. I will be doing separating by size tommorrow with more on the way. I usually raise my species together and only separate on size so no battles occur. i hope he goes the distance too. It's my first mutation ever.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, my bad! I'm still learning my breeds. I didn't know what mandarin ducklings look like.

    It's actually that one closer to the back giving you the "eye" with his head tilted. That one in the front by the little wood duck isn't hiding what he's thinking about, lol.
     
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  10. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thats okay. Alot of the wild type ducks look alike the first two weeks. Its even hard for me to tell the difference on a single without looking at his brothers and sisters. The one your talking about is a mandie though. The pic sucks. I will try to take better pics when I get a chance and do some close ups so people can see the different types. I will start with the order of who hatches first. Starting with a true mallard. [​IMG]
     

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