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Duck Breed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miriahb, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Miriahb

    Miriahb Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up four ducklings this spring from the local feed store. Two ended up being Khaki Campbell males, one is a Cayuga male and then this grey-silvery female. I have no idea what her breed is. I thought when she was a duckling that she was a Welsh Harlequin, but now I'm not so sure. The duck with her is my daughter's Jumbo Pekin. Help please?

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  2. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are variations of the Campbell breed, so she could be a variation. This is rare though. She's probably a mixed breed. Where did you get her from? A hatchery or a local person?
     
  3. Miriahb

    Miriahb Out Of The Brooder

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    She was gotten from the feed store out of a group of ducklings from a hatchery. As a duckling, she looked like a Welsh Harlequin. [​IMG]She is on the far left.
     
  4. chikdukturkmom

    chikdukturkmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive got one that looks just like her from my local feed store too! Everyone on here says shes a buff.
     
  5. Miriahb

    Miriahb Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen some like her coloring at our local pond, but they have the puffs on their heads while she does not. I thought buffs were a golden color?
     
  6. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buffs are a golden color.
    But, if she's not fully molted she might be this color.
    And that doesn't look like a welsh harlequin duckling- not even close.
     
  7. Miriahb

    Miriahb Out Of The Brooder

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    She has molted. And she was kind of a golden-y brown, similar to other Welsh harlequin ducklings I have seen. The only difference is that her bill is black.
     
  8. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be a buff.
    Welsh Harlequins are more of a yellow to dark yellow with black or golden colored "hue" on their heads.
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I thought she looked like a Swedish duck. I cannot recall the name of that color pattern, but I have seen that in pictures of flocks of Swedish.
     
  10. Miriahb

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    I think you may be right, especially after I looked at some of the silver blue swedish. She's very similar.
     

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