Can someone tell me what these might be?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mommysongbird, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    These babies are 3 weeks and about 4 days now and they are getting big (tall and wide) and are turning black on their backsides. We were told they COULD be Rouen Ducks, but I am just not sure. I started thinking Pekin, but our Pekin did not look like this when they were babies. Any ideas? The last 2 pics are from today.


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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking on the lines of some sort of runner (they come in lot's of varieties) or Welsh Harlequin's. Right now it's really hard to tell but as soon as they feather out and gain more shape it's going to be easier to tell.
     
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  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Welsh Harlequins, perhaps a pair because I think the males have the all brownish head while the females have lighter heads. But, I'm not sure where I heard that.

    Edit: I see that it's the bill color: Males have dark bills, females light.
     
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  4. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes! Those are for SURE Welsh Harlequins. They're beautiful!! And if they are pure bred (and they look like it) then I'm 75% sure that they are both girls!!
     
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  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like welsh harlequins to me as well.
     
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  6. Honey Maid

    Honey Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, I agree they look like WH. Just like mine.[​IMG]

    The brown ones are Khaki Campbells, the others are Welsh Harlequins, all hatched March 2nd,
     
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  7. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Oh how cool is this! I have never even heard of a Welsh Harlequin (I have a friend that has Harlequins).

    I checked these 2 when we got them home and could have sworn one was a boy, but I have only been raising ducks for a year. So still not too good at the sexing part. Now I am anxious to see what they turn out to be.

    Two girls are fine, but I would have loved a pair.

    And to think these ducklings came from TSC and they told me that ONLY the ducks you see on their poster is what they can get. But these didn't look like any of the ones on their posters. :/

    I will try to keep y'all posted with some more pics as they get bigger.

    We have 2 more ducklings, they are black with a little yellow/white on their chests, they are suppose to be Swedish.[​IMG]

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  8. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Okay, so I have been looking into what these "yellow" ducks might be. They do look like Welsh Harlequins

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    And the Blue Swedish

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    So now I am wondering again. LOL
     
  9. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still say Welsh Harlequins! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Black Swedish as well. Your little bibbed black ducks could still be Swedish!
     
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