Broody 'scovy hatching Welsh Harlequins now! :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Caprice_Acres, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After months of attempting to artificially incubate duck eggs (and failing completely and utterly), I have a broody 'scovy hatching some welsh Harlequins as we speak. [​IMG] So extatic! Pics soon... I think there were 4 or 5 out, with3 or 4 eggs left to go. Momma 'scovy was proud and BITING when I checked, so I'll leave her to it for a while. [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have better luck letting momma ducks hatch eggs too.
     
  3. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 out, one more pipped and peeping. Of the 4 that are out, I think I have a couple silvers. [​IMG] 3 of the ones out have dark bills/feet and the other has light bill/feet... hope that means I have 3 females and 1 male! [​IMG] I really was hoping for some silver females. [​IMG]
     
  4. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    No, it means you have three boys and one girl! DOH!
     
  6. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!
     
  7. DKPoultry

    DKPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    SWEET! We had our broody muscovy hatching out our Ruen/Runner babies for us. She did such a fabulous job.
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !!! She has such a beautiful face!!!!!
    and those babies are cute, but that face! [​IMG]
     
  9. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my caruncled 'scovy faces. That's her PO'ed face though. They're such good mommas and they're not above biting me when I'm getting to handsy with 'her' babies. [​IMG]

    I ended up with 5 babies, 3 with dark bills and 2 with light bills. From Metzer's website, it says that the light billed ones are female, dark billed ones are male. I'm hoping for silver hens and gold drakes - I've never seen a gold drake before, just silvers.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The gold drakes are kinda boring. Still handsome, but their heads are brown instead of green and their wing bars are bronze instead of bright blue.
     

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