Are Mallards the only ducks that have their toes clipped ??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Brooke78, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Brooke78

    Brooke78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told Rouen because mine had the 2 stripes . But i checked and she has 1 toe clipped. I have one pic of her when i git her and again today. She is so much darker than my other . [​IMG]
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  2. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say mallard. The clipped toe is a dead giveaway, and she has only one distinct eye stripe. Mallarda will often have a shadow of the bottom eye stripe, which you can see here.

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    I raised these two orphan girls last summer. They are 100% mallard for sure, but you can see the very slight bottom eye stripe.
     
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  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't follow the eye stripe test in some cases it can be flawed.

    But yes she is a mallard.
     
  4. Brooke78

    Brooke78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I kind of figured since she has the one toe clipped. The tractor supply that i got them from has mad quite a few mistakes . I picked up Pekins but they arent they have turned out to be Fawn Indian runners !
     
  5. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha my husband bought a fawn and white runner that turned out to be Pekin!
     
  6. Brooke78

    Brooke78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats funny !! But seriously these places need to get it together and mark them right ! My first clue was she would always stand upright then she would run the same way .[​IMG]
     
  7. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's a cute duckling, but I think you may have gotten the best of both lol. She looks like a runner Pekin mx almost. She has fawn and white runner color and upright stance, but her head and neck looks like a pekin. Her head is round and her bill is dished like a pekin. How interesting :)
     

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