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Another - What's His Breed? thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amiga, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hello, duck nurturers!

    Found a handsome drake in a rough situation and found him a very good home.

    I won't say more until I've heard from some of you breed-aware BYCers.

    ETA - his back has soft, I want to call it lavender tones.

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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Looks like a saxony cross???. The head is too dark- as are the wing feathers. Very pretty boy though. Glad to hear he now has a good new home.
     
  3. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good looking but not sure on breed
     
  4. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsh Harlequin?
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im guessing a BUFF drake
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's pretty. There's one at our local lake that looks like that, but he's a runner.
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hmmm...not sure.
    He's beautiful, though. [​IMG] Glad he now has a good home.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, I don't know his lineage - the initial rescuer's feelings were runner/mallard/khaki campbell, maybe a touch of Swede.

    He looks a bit Saxony, a bit Streicher Ente, a bit Golden Cascade. I can see the mallard wing, the neck ring - but the ring doesn't seem to go all the way around. His feet are so orange, to me - my runner girls' feet are all shades of brown and black. He weighs about five pounds. Mellow, but he warned me off a couple of times until he got used to his surroundings, which only takes a few minutes, apparently.

    I am happy to report he checked out quite healthy at the vet, so we are expecting him to thrive in his new environment, where there are a few other ducks and other animals in a peaceful setting.

    Thanks for the thoughts on this guy's background . . . I fell for him right away!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    He looks like a Welsh Harlequin drake. Gold.
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    Here is mine...TJ
     
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  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Thanks, everyone, for helping out! Please keep contributing!

    Are his bright orange feet significant in identification, or are those standard on many breeds?

    What I saw was how light his back and lower sides are. Wifezilla, there's a Gold variety of Welsh Harlequin? Wow!
     

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