Buff Orpington ducks!! Also, new member- hello!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yuumari, May 23, 2016.

  1. yuumari

    yuumari New Egg

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    hi! i'm new to BYC as a member but have been visiting the site a lot in the past couple months. i recently got 3 magpie call ducklings (Alice, female; Ziggy, male ; Eleanor, female!) that are about 5-6 weeks old i think. at the very most, 7 weeks. they were sexed by a vet. i also have 2 buff orpington ducks, both male- Monet and Milo.

    i was wondering, Monet has a slightly purple bill. what is the reason for this? Milo's bill is bright orange!
    also, although Monet is a sexed male, on his head where his feathers are starting to puff out, they're the same color as the rest of his body. does the grey/green head come later in life?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on getting your duck adventures underway :clap
    I'm afraid I'm not a duck person but I'm sure if you pop by the duck section the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think in some breeds of duck, the bill color determines sex. Also male ducks tend to have one curled up tail feather. I have never heard of buff Orpington ducks, only chickens.

    I would love to see a photo of them.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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