breed and gender help please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EthenNoah, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just got these 4. the guy i got them from did not know anything about them so any ideas on breed or gender would be great. thank you

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like at least 3 males to me.
     
  3. AZCowboy

    AZCowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes you have 3 drakes and 1 duck. They look like mixed breeds. It's not good because the males will start mating with the girl. She could get hurt with 3 of em;)
     
  4. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you, which one do you think is the female? Any idea of the breed?
     
  5. AZCowboy

    AZCowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    The black one is the girl. The drakes have the curly feathers on there tail! The black one almost looks like a Cayuga couldn't tell you what the drakes are.
     
  6. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on what breed the males could be?
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would guess Khaki mixes on the drakes.
     
  8. EthenNoah

    EthenNoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    they very well could be 4 drakes. The darkest could just be younger, in a molt or the drake curl not grown in yet. i say could be all drakes because even the darkest has a pretty distinct green sheen showing on its head. They all appear to be barn yard mixes, likely from a flock of mixed bred ducks allowed to breed. Since domestic ducks are all derived from mallards when you breed mixes you can get all sorts of colors popping out and the green sheen seems to dominate when mixes are allowed.

    if the darkest (first picture front right) is a duck then you need to get more ducks or separate two of the drakes into their own yard so she is left with just 1 drake.
     

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