Breed??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by khittikhatt, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. khittikhatt

    khittikhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I just adopted a small flock of ducks. We think we've got the breeds figured out except these two. My daughter thinks they might be Welsh Harlequin, could that be right?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe WH mix? I don't think that WH have darker heads but I could be wrong. Very pretty. [​IMG] and welcome to duckdom.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They look a little more like Australian spotteds to me, with the darker head. Aren't Welsh Harlequins more pale on the head feathers?
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, from the pics I've seen WH are lighter. They don't look like bantams to me though but could be.

    OP how big are these ducks?
     
  5. khittikhatt

    khittikhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    They're just a tad smaller than the Cayuga. They're really speckly and the dark band on the wings is purply/greenish. We were just looking up breeds and that seemed the closest. I bought them (to save their lives) from another backyard farmer, so there's a big chance they're crossbreds.
     
  6. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are a WH mix. Here is a pic of my WH duck:

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  7. khittikhatt

    khittikhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yeah, mine are much darker. I looked up the Australian Spotted and they look much more like that type. Pretty ducks! Thanks :)
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say they are Welsh Harlequins. All harlequins are slightly different.
    Most are lighter in color, like the ones Nebraskagirl posted. But you can also get darker colored ones like yours.
    I have a flock of 2 drakes and 9 hens. I have 1 hen that looks exactly like yours, the rest are lighter with a few kind of colored inbetween.
    I don't have any pictures but would be happy to take some of mine for you :)
     
  9. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I demand it. Mostly because I love your flock. *chuckle*
     
  10. khittikhatt

    khittikhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Of course! I love pix!!! I'll post a photo of my whole group. I have an adorable runner drake :)
     

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