Call ducks hatching! pics added 9:29pm 5/9

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CelticOaksFarm, May 9, 2011.

  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We have 4 out and the bator is full with ducklings half out of the shells currently. They started coming out yesterday. Will post some photo later on when they have a chance to dry and fluff some. Lost only 2 eggs out of 22 and these were shipped!


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    So I exchanged emails with the breeder, her gray's are new to her this year and she confirmed with me (after I thought maybe she miss marked eggs are hatching out white looking not gray looking ducklings.

    Can anyone clue me in will these continue to look white, will they maybe change looks some? What would they be classified as?
     
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  2. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats - can't wait to see pics!!
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    pics added
     
  4. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those ducklings definitely look White, and they're going to be light-colored their whole lives. Unless they have a faint Mallard-pattern in their baby fluff that's not showing in the pictures (in which case they could be Apricots), they're going to be White as adults.

    And they sure are stinking cute! [​IMG] I'm putting my White drake into my breeding pen this week - I have a Blue Bibbed hen with a recessive White gene, and I'm dying to pair her with the White drake and start hatching some White ducklings!

    By the way - I just had 2 insanely adorable Call ducklings hatch overnight that are full siblings to the eggs I sent you - one Blue Bibbed and one Black Bibbed with identical markings; they look like twins! I also have a few of their older siblings in the brooder (in that "ugly" juvenile stage, and a little wet from a bath!):

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    How are your eggs doing?
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I figured as much on their adult coloring, which is fen with me as they are all cute!

    New eggs are chugging right along, cant wait for hem to hatch at the end of the month. Will post their pictures when they do.
     
  6. SilverPhoenix

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    Wow, what a hatch! They're so darn adorable. Best of luck with those cuties! It's impossible not to love call ducks. [​IMG]
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    [​IMG] to you for hatching SOOOOO many Calls in one hatch! Good for you!
    They're Whites, which is a great thing! I LOVE the personalities of my White Calls!
     

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