babies babies babies! *pics*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckles, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Duckles

    Duckles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 11 females from Metzer's and got 14 ducklings! Why, I do not know. They are sexed but some have white bands and some have black... what do they mean and how do I remove them?


    ok pic time!

    Fawn and white runner
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    Mallard
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    Crested white
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    brown runner
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    Cayuga
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    and again I've picked a little favorite this is Winnie [​IMG]
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    She found her "happy place"
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    Interrupting naptime
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    They are SO cute!
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww! I would like to know how to get the bands off, too, as they grow really fast. I think there's something on the Metzer website telling you how to do it.
     
  4. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congrats. They are cute
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh....my....goodness. Precious! Love the one with the ducky in your hair.
     
  6. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    Black means boy, white means girl-or vice versa, cant remember. There is a color band chart on the Metzer website.The chart will also indicate the breed for those color bands. I got mine off with fingernail clippers...
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back of the invoice tells you as well.
    I used a pair of wire cutters to get their bands off.
     
  8. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They always (at least according to their catalog) ship a few extras incase of a death. Congrats on your new ducklings! Love the cute photos.
     

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