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Breed ID Please: Beautiful Wild Ducks *Pics Added*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    This morning I walked into the kitchen and saw the Muscovies all coming back up to the pen and along with them was about 15 of the most beautiful little ducks I have ever seen around here! I wasn't able to get a picture right then, they're VERY flighty, but here's a description....

    -Little bit bigger than Mallard size but more round, "chubby" looking.
    -the drakes(i assume) had a cool tear drop white spot on their foreheads. More hens than drakes, clearly not paired, I watched 2 hens follow around 1 male until they got spooked.
    -Drakes & hens were both dark colors that blended well into eachother (no sudden changes like the mallards green head)
    -They were VERY busy! like little machines they were plucking up goodies their whole way up to the yard with the Muscovies.
    -They seemed just right at home with them but were obviously wild.


    this is the first year I have seen them here and they're just so cute!

    Sorry they're such poor quality, i don't know where our good camera is right now [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I just added pics.
     
  4. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    From what I can see they look adorable.
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American wigeon [​IMG]
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they look like wigeons.
     
  8. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    American Widgeon- here is a pair with a North American Pintail hen.

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  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Thank you all very much! Is it possible that they will stick around or are they probably just stopping by on their way to somewhere else? The strange Blue Heron I posted about in "Other Pets & Livestock" a couple weeks ago is still hanging around and also seems to have taken a liking to them, lol.

    I must have pretty good looking ducks [​IMG] they sure get a lot of visitors.
     
  10. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are ever so pretty [​IMG]
     

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