Are these a off bread of Mallards???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nychickenman55, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. nychickenman55

    nychickenman55 Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor has ducks that look like Mallards but with a little different color fethers with the markings in the right place. Are they still Mallards????[​IMG]

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    last picture I see Khaki Campbell drakes and a bibbed (appears blue) drake perhaps.

    domestic breeds are derived from mallards, so they sometimes keep similar characteristics.
     
  3. nychickenman55

    nychickenman55 Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like the ones with the dark heads seem to resemble drake mallards with the same markings on the wings and the same design on head. The females have the same markings on the wings but the feathers are a little bit of a grey tint rather than brown?
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Khaki Campbell drake

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    Rouen duck

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    Rouen Drake (young)

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  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with what others say. They look like khakis, mostly, but could be mixed breed. I think I also see a blue Swedish in the last photo.
     
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  6. nychickenman55

    nychickenman55 Out Of The Brooder

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    what is the difference between the khakie/Rouen ducks and the wild mallards?
     
  7. Kevin565

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    Size plays a large part. Plus Rouens have been bred for their meat abilities while KC have been bred for their laying abilities.
     
  8. nychickenman55

    nychickenman55 Out Of The Brooder

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    also when you blow up the picture the bills have yellow in them where the pictures you guys downloaded are all black? I wounder if there is cross breading with wild duck???
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    no some khakis have yellow toned bills which are a cull and not to the written standard. Your neighbor has domestic ducks of various breeds it appears from the pictures to be Khaki campbell, Buff Orpington, bibbed (possible pet quality blue swedish) and most likely Rouen.
     

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