Can you please help me identify one of my ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jujubeans2008, May 2, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I am a first time duck owner, and I have learned so much through this forum. When I first received my ducklings about 6 weeks ago, I asked for help identifying them. Three of them, we definitely know the breed, but there is still one I'm unsure of. Now that it actually has feathers, I was hoping someone might know what it is. My only guess is that it is a Blue Swedish Duck. I haven't seen another breed, that looks remotely similar to it.
    Here are some pictures (sorry for the blurriness, it is about to storm and the lighting isn't super amazing outside)! The cap is grey, but seems to slowly be darkening, the rest of the feathers are still grey, and have not changed shades. Thank you for any help you can give me. :)
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  2. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a blue magpie
     
  3. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I've never heard of a blue magpie. I'll look it up. :)
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is not a magpie it is either a young muscovy or a hybrid/mule duck.
     
  5. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your right. It's probably a young Muscovy. The only picture I saw was the bottom blurry one so since she had an anocana/black magpie I thought this may be a blue magpie. It's not though, because of the face and bill. The other pictures just showed up for me.
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mississippi Y'all
    Yeah i did have to go back and look to tell it was a muscovy because initially i did agree with the magpie option. ( i honestly think it is a mutt because its body is a bit differently shaped than the average muscovy, leading to the thought of magpie-ish )
     
  7. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's true. That ducks head is pretty small
     
  8. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! This has been our mystery duckling since the beginning. When will it be fully developed? I'll check back then! Don't ducks shed all of their feathers, then get adult feathers?
     
  9. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they grow them over time. They don't she's all their feather till their bald, they gradually come in. Looks like yours are growing their adult feathers (my male rouens looked like females for a few weeks, though, when they were growing adult feathers)
     
  10. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducklings are losing their last bit of fuzz, from their heads. It seems that they are fully feathered everywhere else. If this duckling was a Muscovy, wouldn't it have the red facial feature? Or does that come over time? Sorry for all of the questions.
     

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