Are these Saxony ducks?

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  1. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!

    A few months ago I purchased of what I was told were saxony ducklings. Now they are 23 weeks old and they color on them doesn't look like it should be for saxony ducks.
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    Are these saxony ducks or a different breed?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Welsh harlequins to me, or perhaps silver appleyard for the female below or a slight mix.
     
  3. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked up pictures of silver appleyards and the female does look like one. I don't think the drake is a welsh harlequin though because i also got one of those when I purchased the other two, but he does look similar to WH drake only size and a slight different color pattern differentiates them
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could he be a snowy mallard? Saxony males have gray heads. Maybe it's the lighting in the photo that makes his head look green.
     
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  5. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His head is green. When I got them, the other ducklings look exactly them and were also label as Saxony ducklings. Could he possibly be a silver appleyard too maybe? I will try and get another picture of his head.
     
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  7. desertdarlene

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    Yes, definitely appleyard in there. Appleyards can vary in appearance slightly from individual to individual. But, I love them, they have such great personalities.
     
  8. DarthLayer

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    Ok sweet! I was looking forward for the saxonys but these birds are just as gorgeous! Thank you again!
     

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