Baby Duckling Breeds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sorrelfur, May 22, 2019.

  1. Sorrelfur

    Sorrelfur In the Brooder

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    I bought 8 ducklings from the assorted lot and I'm curious what exactly they all all. I'm pretty sure the HUGE yellow white one is a Pekin. The black ones maybe runners? But the two grays and brown red one I have no idea. They're about 7-8 weeks?

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  2. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    The one front and center in the second picture seems like a Welsh Harlequin. I think one of the grey ones with a white bib might be a blue sweetish.
     
  3. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    I have no clue but they sure are pretty. I don't see any runners but I can't really see the black ones standing by themselves
     
  4. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    If I remember my Welshies had light heads if they were girls at this age and the boys already had started showing darker heads.
     
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  5. bex1983

    bex1983 Songster

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    The black might be Cayugas??
     
  6. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    That’s very possible on those. All their postures in the photos are certainly able to point to that.
     
  7. Sorrelfur

    Sorrelfur In the Brooder

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    I heard of blue swedish and I think eh two gray ones might both be that. Welsh harlequin I just looked up and wow!! That speckled one looks alot like them thanks for mentioned them!
     
  8. Sorrelfur

    Sorrelfur In the Brooder

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    I was wondering that but when can you tell?? I thought they were runners but looking at them they don't stand up like our old ones didn't they can stand up like runners but so can all the other ones but they don't run like them
     
  9. bex1983

    bex1983 Songster

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    I’m not really sure, but just from the second picture the bill and head don’t look like the pics I’ve seen of call ducks...don’t call ducks have a shorter bill than regular ducks?
     
  10. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    The blacks are definitely Cayuga. The grays are definitely Blue Swedish. The white/yellow is most likely a moulting Pekin. I'm not familiar with the tan one. I breed Cayugas, Rouens, Blue Swedish, and am currently hatching my first Anconas.
     
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