Any idea on what kind of duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katlovesaandw, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. katlovesaandw

    katlovesaandw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stopped at Coastal Farm and Garden yesterday to get feed and bedding.
    They had chicks and ducklings out.

    Awwwwww

    There in the "assorted ducks" bin was the cutest all black duckling.

    His feet and legs were solid deep black. His down was dark solid black, no markings or stripes...black only. His bill was solid black as well. He was like a little ninja.

    I was SO tempted to bring him(not sure if was boy or girl but seems appropriate to call boy!) home but didnt..... still considering it though.

    Any idea on what kind he is?
     
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  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures please?
     
  3. bekisar

    bekisar Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a breed called CAYUGA. If you do a search you will see many nice pix of what they mature into. Their eggs are dark colored also.
     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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  5. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Sure does sound like a Cayuga... they are smaller... some place them in bantam duck catagory.
     
  6. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayugas are NOT small. They are medium weight ducks. I think you are thinking about East Indies.
     
  7. katlovesaandw

    katlovesaandw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I think you guys are right!
    The Cayuga ducklings look just like him......


    AND.......

    his name is George and he is living in my living room with an EE chick........

    Hubby gave in and we went back to get him today! Though he did put his foot down at me getting a baby sling and carrying George around all day.[​IMG]

    And we got the EE chick because we are BIG EE fans and they are Hubby favorite(and since he said I could have George.... I let him pick the chick) and George needed a cuddle friend and since he was the only black duckling and chances are pretty good he is Cayuga while the others are questionable because the ducklings resembled many breeds.

    So far, they are doing great. Eating and drinking.

    I will get pics up soon!

    Thanks for you help guys!!
     
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