Can you ID this duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chickenraiser1995, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Chickenraiser1995

    Chickenraiser1995 Chirping

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    I bought a trio of ducklings from TSC about 2 weeks ago. No clue what they could be. It was a variety bin and all the ducklings were yellow. They all have the start of feathers coming in. Two have white feathers coming in- I’m sure they’re Pekin. The dark billed baby is the one I’m curious about. It’s feathers are coming in buff. I’ve been told on Facebook that it could be a white layer, a Pekin, or a Saxony. I’ve only had Pekin and Muscovy ducks before now. I could just wait until all the feathers come in but I want to see what others think! A2F3330F-A625-45AA-A72E-541D146C60AC.jpeg 7CCF6CF2-1BF0-496F-93FF-DB4340BC8D91.jpeg
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Could be a little Buff Orpington. Sweet babies
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    x2 on @Miss Lydia's post - that one looks a lot like the ducklings I got at TSC, too. There are some images I found helpful for ID here. The mauve-colored bill was a tip-off for me.
     
  4. MagpieDucks

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    I’m thinking Saxony with those distinct eye stripes. Could be a buff though.
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    Not intending to hijack this thread, but now I'm second-guessing my ID [ignore the crustiness of the brooder and the off color from the heat lamp] - the larger duck in the foreground is one of my suspected Buffs. Am I the only one who now sees eye stripes, though? :idunno

    Honestly, Buff or another breed, I'd still be happy. :D

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  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    Still on this train of thought...all, doesn't the drake in this Buff breed review look like it may actually be a Saxony, rather than an incorrectly marked Buff?
     
  7. MagpieDucks

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    It appears that it might be.
     
  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Agree, Buff Orpington. Your two "Pekins" could also be White Layers, their bills are more pinkish, flesh-colored and not orange. - Could be the picture though.
    And yes sweet babies! - Enjoy while it lasts…
     
  9. Chickenraiser1995

    Chickenraiser1995 Chirping

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    They’re getting bigger! She has darker brown feathers coming in on her tail now.
     
  10. HennyPenny2019

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    I think it is adorable ... whatever it is
     
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