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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by olpoll, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. olpoll

    olpoll Out Of The Brooder

    hello there,

    could any one please help me id two ducks to got from a poultry show yesterday they were sold as "DUSKYS" i haven't seen them in the UK before and was hoping my American friends could help me out there about the same size as the wild mallards we get over here but darker and with out the neck ring

    thanks for any help


  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    "dusky duck" is another way to talk about the 'american black duck'.... which is not what you have. http://www.nhptv.org/Natureworks/americanblackduck.htm

    black duck has bits of purple on its wings, and no green head for the male... I'd have to guess that whatever you have, it's a mix...
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    Looks like a Khaki Campbell drake with the sun hitting him in the head just right (or crossed with something) and a rouen duck crossed with something.
  4. olpoll

    olpoll Out Of The Brooder

    there definitely not campbells there much smaller about 2.5lb-3lb in weight
  5. nosduj

    nosduj Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2009
    the top one is a khaki cambell mixed with a cayuga
  6. olpoll

    olpoll Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:no would end up much bigger than the ducks shown,
    cayuga up to 7lb, campbell up to 5lb this cross would end up with a duck 5lb to 7lb,
    the ducks in the photo are about 3lb.
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bantam Khakis? LOL

    I have no idea, but they look really healthy.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  8. olpoll

    olpoll Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:nice one at the end of the day your right as long as there healthy it dosent matter what they are they must be some kind of cross
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Is it possible they are mallards? The first looks like a snowy/standard mallard mix?

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