Calling all scovie owners! Are these scovies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Well, today I went to a ladies house and she had some beautiful chocolate scovies that just had ducklings. [​IMG] She also had some scovies that were white and black. I was only supposed to pick up two chicks when I went there. I had been thinking about getting scovies and getting rid of my swedish mixes since Cocoa is just so loud. WHen I saw these guys I just fell in love. The drakes were HUGE! I told her I would take two, one from one mother and another from the other mother so I wouldn't have brother and sister breeding. I figured different blood lines would be better in the long run. After I pick this brown one from the chocolate group, this group is fenced of just them. Then I picked this white one. I paid then left. I drive an hour and a half home and start to think that I saw a bunch of pekin ducks running around with all of these white and black scovies. It didn't dawn on me there that the white one could be a mix and end up being a mule (I think that is how scovie mixes go). So my question is does this white one look like a full scovie or it is to early to tell? They both have VERY long nails so I figured that was a good sign.

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  2. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue especially since I have a couple of mutts, but those are some seriously cute ducklings!
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    The yellow one might be, but the other probably isn't.

    Cute though!
     
  4. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Quote:If it is then will it be like a mule?
     
  5. RunnerDucks

    RunnerDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    IMO, yes. My scovie babies could climb much better than a regular duckling, they were much more vocal, and had a long and short appearance. Does that ring a bell?
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Quote:I guess it does. It took me a couple times to figure out what you where meaning. [​IMG] I had a long hot day driving.

    I don't know if this would help to determain yes or no but every pekin there had a crest. It doesn't look like this one has any kind of crest.
     
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  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Definitely on the yellow one, it's a Blue or Black barred. I am really not sure on the brown one. I have some Pekin/Khaki/Muscovy Mule babies right now that are that color, they have VERY short butts, almost no tails from underneath(strange i thought). Muscovies generally have long, pointy-ish tails, even as babies & have a fatter appearance than mules or mixed breeds.

    try to get a good side pic & top pic of the brownie.

    ETA: I just read, if the chocolates were fenced off the brown one is probably pure, just a wiggly thing and got bad pics. Muscovy bills are obviously different than mallard derived breeds and mules usually have normal mallard-like bills. Long nails is a Plus, my mules have stubby ones.
     
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  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Bleenie~ The brown one does have a tail just liek the yellow, wide and long. He/she is just a wiggle butt. [​IMG]

    I really can't tell the difference between the bills...does anyone have a good pic to show me?
     
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on your two little Scovy ducklings! [​IMG] Definitly a Barred baby there and a sweet Chocolate.
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Bleenie~ Here is a pic from above like you wanted

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