Admiral, my Chocolate Splash Blue Swedish! ...*Pics*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sparrow, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    I'm sure you guys have all read about my duckling, Admiral. Originally, she looked just like a little crested Fawn & White Runner. She stood up tall, she ran fast, she had the markings...everything. Then, as she started getting older, her booty became bigger [​IMG] , she started standing more horizontally, and she kind of waddled like the rest of my ducks. Her feathers started coming in a distinct Fawn color, though, so I figured she was just a funny looking runner still.

    Well, now her adult feathers are almost completely in...and she is certainly not a runner. She is a Swedish after all! BUT, just look at the color of her feathers...they are tan with a hint of grey. And the second picture depicts the stripe that she has on each side of her body, and it is chocolatey brown.

    Anyway, my question is, do Swedish ducks come in this color? Is she ust a "poor quality" Blue Swede? I think she is positively gorgeous and unique looking, and I love the shape of her crest. She is the best little duck, and I am just wondering why she is this color!


    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    She is beautiful!
  3. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Thanks! As you guys can probably tell, [​IMG] I'm very fond of this duck.
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Since blue does not breed true swedes also come in black, chocolate and splash(silver). Yours looks like a splash to me.
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Cute Poof!! [​IMG]
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Why aren't you fond of it?
  7. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    I said I AM very fond of my ducky! I think I've posted 3 or 4 threads about her in particular over the past few weeks. [​IMG]

    Wow, I never throught of splash as being a possibility for her color...but I definantly think you're right! And, that seems like it would explain the funny chocolate stripes on her sides and the same color occurrs in a few feathers in both of her wings, randomly placed. Thank you for the suggestion!

    Unfortunately, she is the only Swedish duck that I have. If I wanted to breed more ducklings in her color, should I try to get a Blue Swedish drake in the future? Any particular color?

    *Ok, since I know what color she is I'm changing the title of this thread. *
  8. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    She is stunning! I had 3 BS drakes last year, one w/an even bigger crest than she has I named Puff Daddy [​IMG] Since I couldn't find any girls I sold the 3 off to pet homes. How old is she? 1st I'd make 100% sure she is a SHE b/c drake feathers don't come in til after 4 mnths & she still looks younger than that to me ( I could very well be wrong.)
    So, in referencing the colors, I guess she'd be a chocolate splash b/c normal blue splash is actually white w/blue where as she is tan w/brown. Make sense?
    I've never seen another so I would think crossing her with a black swede would be your best bet, just going on genetics. I'd certainly buy some eggs/ducklings in her color if I knew it bred out.
  9. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Oh wow--she is PRETTY! I just got into ducks last year and I got a black phase blue swedish. She is broody, and just hatched 8 ducklings. Some have crests like her too!

  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Oh sorry i guess I was just skimming.

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