Call duck identification

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nbeucler, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. nbeucler

    nbeucler In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2014

    I need some help from the call duck experts out there. Can anyone tell me the what kind of calls the two females are in the picture below? The person I got them from swear they are a silver appleyard mating pair, but They are for sure both females. Any help would be appreciated. [​IMG]
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    Are we talking about the silver appleyard breed or is there a variety of call. The one on the left is a snowy. I thought the one on the right was a butterscotch. The only weird part is the silver but it might grow out of it. Could it be a cross between a silver appleyard call and a butterscotch?
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
  4. nbeucler

    nbeucler In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2014
    I'm new with the colors too, and I was thinking the one on the left is a snowy, she's gorgeous. The one of the right has a lot of grey and brown tint, and butterscotch popped up in my mind too, but I wasn't sure. I didn't know there was a silver appleyard call, that's why I questioned it. Either way, they are both adorable, and hopefully I can get them bred to raise more calls!

    Neither are show quality. I haven't crossed that bridge yet. I'm still learning about the breed and trying to get a hold of their noisy and spunky personalities :)

    Thanks for the tips
  5. learycow

    learycow Crowing

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    The one on the left looks like a snowy call (or snowy in color. You can get this coloration from mixed color parents but it doesn't breed true to snowy).
    Could also be a silver call female. Very similar to snowy in coloration

    The one on the right looks more like a butterscotch or blue apricot.

    They are both the wrong colors to be mini appleyards. They could be mixes as well as mixed colors can make some colored offspring that are hard to identify
  6. smonkeySK

    smonkeySK Chirping

    Dec 20, 2013
    wigan uk
    Looks like a silver apricot cross on the right and similar on the left but looks like crossed with a blue!

    Best guess would be a right old mix!
    Gorgeous either way :D

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