Breed help PICS (renamed)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I renamed this thread as I have some questions. Please see updates post #15

    Someone contacted me asking if I can take a duckling that they bought and can no longer care for. She got it at the fleamarket and does not know the breed. I am assuming probably muscovy (since down here you can go out and catch them) but wanted some opinions.

    Here are pics I have gotten from her and they are not great.
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    I don't think the line on the face goes in front of the eye, only behind but hard to tell because of flash. So, I'm thinking not a mallard. I'm hoping the cage was just not cleaned out yet and that is not what it is living in.

    Any ideas on breed?
     
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  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Was it from wagon wheel flea market? If so the guy up there usually sells mules. Halion has a mallard mule and what is looking like a silver appleyard mule maybe.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she said Oldsmar.
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Any guesses will be helpful.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Just went back and looked at pics of my duckling [muscovy] when he was that little and he didn't have an eye stripe at all, so I don't know if it's a muscovy but sure looks like it needs a good home by looking at it's cage.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to go pick him up on Sunday after work.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I googled pics of mallard and muscovy. I remembered something from years ago when I worked for the SPCA here about the difference in the eye stripes between the two. We were not suppossed to call rescue on muscovy (gotta love Florida) but we had some people that would come and get the "unidentified" ducklings. I'm hoping its a muscovy, would be nice to have an outside bloodline once mine get older. I'll [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:Hope so too they are great ducks as I'm sure your finding out.
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hope so too they are great ducks as I'm sure your finding out.

    I love their little chirps and whistles. SOOOOO cute. [​IMG]
    The tail wagging and head movements are a close second.
     

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