Call color/gender?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by justmeandtheflock, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I have 5 call ducklings about 8 weeks old. I think I have an idea of who is what but hoping some you experts could confirm or set me straight [​IMG] I forgot what color the guy told me the blue ones were when I bought them [​IMG]

    These 2 are the same duckling. I am guessing snowy duck. This one was sick and it is much smaller than the others.
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    This is a group of 4 more. The two middle dubklings are both blue/cream colored. The black one is quacking so I am going with mixed color duck. It is larder than the others so it could be older. The other 3 are still peeping so I am guessing they are all drakes.
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  2. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    First one looks like a snowy to me...
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Thanks [​IMG] I'm guessing one on the right in the group pic (same as the last pic) is a snowy drake.

    I can't find any pics that look like the blue ones but since they are still peeping, I'm guessing drakes for now.
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Could they be blue magpie?
     
  5. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    wow how cool is that! one looks like a seagull! [​IMG] i want one lol
     
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think so. In the group picture, the first three from left to right I'd call Black Bibbed, and two Blue Magpies.
     
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Thank you for the replies [​IMG] It does look like a seagull, lol

    From the few pictures of blue magpie that I can find it looks like I am going to have to wait to heat their voices. I have a gray pair that are a few weeks olderand the drake just got his voice in the last week or 2. If I have 4 drakes and 3 ducks I will have to rehome some of the drakes [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
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  9. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    That is actually the picture that helped me figure out blue magpie [​IMG] I found another set of pictures of a male and female and they both look the same to me. I am holding out hope that they are at least a pair. What do you think on the snowys?
     
  10. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Turbo :

    can't find a picture to upload at the moment, but here is a link to one of my sons blue magpie hens..... she is at the very bottom of the page

    http://www.foleyswaterfowl.com/snowymagpiecallduck.htm

    Hey, Mrs. Turbo, maybe you can answer a question for me - I read somewhere that you get the Magpie pattern by breeding a Pied bird to a Bibbed bird - is that correct?​
     

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