Can anyone tell me what breed these are?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WindDancer, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I was told they were call ducks BUT I know they arent'.. can anyone tell me what they are??

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    This is Liberty -- She was hatched on July 4.... She's the oldest of the ducklings from Drake and Josephine..

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    This is Jospehine (mama Duck)

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    This is Drake (daddy Duck)

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    These are their latest clutch... 6 eggs laid, 6 eggs incubated by mama and 6 eggs hatched... [​IMG]

    I think they are Green Headed Appleyards but not sure... I know they are not call ducks! Too big..

    Any help will be great!!
     
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  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring looks like welsh harlequin, but the are too small.
    Call ducks are small like those (the 3rd pic down and the ducklings look like calls).
    They could be crosses. Call ducks are small and have much shorter beaks.
    They look like snowy call ducks? I don't think they are appleyards. They appleyard ducks have facial striping and it doesn't look like yours do.
     
  3. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we were told they were Snowy Call ducks... Could they be Harley/Call crosses???
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like a call cross or just a really poor example of a call duck..
     
  5. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what we were thinking.. They dont have the correct bill length or head shape.... kinda upset.. although I cant complain, I didnt have to pay for them [​IMG] my friend had them and didnt want them so we took them.. They are GREAT!! Friendly and can make some nice babies [​IMG]
     
  6. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like snowy calls. Harlequins have more freckling and the mama definantly looks like a call to me. They might be crosses... but they look exactly like snowy calls to me.
     
  7. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. cool.. we are going to show them in the fair NEXT year.. couldnt this year cuz the wings were clipped [​IMG] but next year... we'll find out for sure.. the judge they use is an APA judge... [​IMG] I am happy no matter what they are!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are beautiful, and what a sweet pic of them all in a line, well almost all of them.. [​IMG]
     
  9. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, that picture of them in the almost line.....you can't get any better than that! I literally said, "Awwwww" out loud to myself. So dang cute.
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The babies look sort of like Calls.

    I think maybe what you have are hatchery quality Calls. I suggest that if you want to show that you find a breeder and buy some nice Calls. I wouldn't try to show those as Calls. They are simply too far from the SOP (Standard of Perfection) and you will find yourself embarrassed.

    However, they are adorable ducks and I am sure that they ar great pets.
     

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