Any idea on what kind of duckling she is?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by heidihas2ducks, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! We got these ducklings from agway and were told they were Blue Sweedish. Henry definitely is...I think!...but Victoria definitely is NOT! They are about 6 weeks old and she has developed a body full of brown and black feathers a white colar and a crest on the back of her head! She also has shiney green feathers emerging on top of her head and her cheeks. I am assuming she is at least part Mallard. Any guesses?
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Victoria might be a DRAKE mallard or Rouen....time for a name change to VICTOR [​IMG]
     
  3. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she is actually Victor, either crested mallard or crested rouen. Girls just don't get the white collars and green heads. Crests can pop up in any breedline.
     
  4. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah....that's what I was thinking....and to be honest...I think henry is a girl! Lol! Is it true that the females quack and males peep until they get older? And how the devil do I post a picture? I uploaded pics but can't figure out how to put them in a post!
     
  5. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have to post a certain number of messages on the board before you're allowed to show pictures, but I don't remember what the number is. Just stay on here chatting with us for a while and it'll let you post them eventually. I want to say it's after 10 posts.
     
  6. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I feel so silly sometimes! My kids can look at something and not even think and have it all figured out!
     
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes a Victor [​IMG]
     
  8. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I had even vent sexed them as all girls (shocking for a first time attempting of vent sexing...lol!) But I swear I did it right! I just am all sad cause I don't want her to fly away come fall if she is a mallard afterall. Also...will henry follow her if she does decide to migrate being that they are different breeds?
     

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