Breed of my 2 ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NVRDUNN, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. NVRDUNN

    NVRDUNN Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 2 ducks from a local feed store 2 weeks ago. The guy on duty that day wasn't sure of the breeds. I'm sure the white one is a Pekin but not sure on the other one, any ideas? Also, any input on age would be great. I'm guessing in the 5-6 week range.

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  2. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you are right on the white one being a Pekin, I can't say on the other one, Sorry. Based on my Pekin's growing rate, my guess is that they are closer to 3-4 weeks old. My 6 weeks old were almost fully adult feathered out already. Here are is a pic of mine at 3 1/2 weeks old. (pic take 3/8/2012)

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    Here are mine at 6 weeks old: (Pic taken 3.28.2012) They grow fast in 20 days!!!
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  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I would think maybe a welsh harlequin/silver Appleyard, or similar breed. Do you know where they go their ducks from? That would help ID them. Like we supplied a local store with ducklings this year and hatched Khaki Cambells and Silver Appleyards, and Buffs and Rouens.
     
  4. NVRDUNN

    NVRDUNN Out Of The Brooder

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    The store is in Gilroy, CA. I will have to check with them on their source.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The face on the white one, i bet it's a character. so cute. They both are..
     
  6. NVRDUNN

    NVRDUNN Out Of The Brooder

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    He/she's just says "What ya looking at?". Both of them both are somewhat skittish, not sure if that's normal or not at this age. Hoping that goes away with time.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They will go through a phase where they will be afraid of you. so saying that spend as much time as you can with them out in the yard in the house where ever but not trying to hold them as much as just being there sitting and relaxing with treats which will help get them coming to you. Being calm and just spending time with them will help get them through this period. Keep up the pics they are adorable. [​IMG]
     
  8. Missy60

    Missy60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also say around three weeks they are exactly the size of our babies.
     
  9. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yellow one deffinitly a pekin but no where near 5 to 6 weeks old. If you bought them 2 weeks ago I would guess the oldest they are would be 3 weeks old and thats only if they were at the feed store all week. So 2 1/2 to 3 weeks looks about right. My pekin was huge by 5 weeks old. She's now almost 7 weeks old and about 7 - 8 pounds.
     
  10. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grayish one is a welsh harlequin. Based on the amount of feathers you can already see, I would say 5 weeks old as well.
    The white one, IF it's the same age as the harlequin, is not a pekin. Pekins will grow twice as fast and yours looks to be the same size as the welsh. My guess would be a white runner (only if the ducklings stands upright), or a white layer. White layers are similar in size as the welsh and they don't grow as fast as the pekins.
     

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