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Duck ID please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DoubletakeFarm, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Songster

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    can anyone tell me what type of ducks these are? They live in a retention pond at my in-laws in South Carolina. I said wood duck LOL (I know that's not what they are)

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  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Looks like a female Muscovy.
     
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

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    For the moment I would say female but it's built like a young male, consider it female unless it start showing male actions.


    Either way needless junk is right they are Muscovys
     
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  4. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Songster

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    Thanks guys. When I was down there last year I saw their ducks and told them they are muscovy. She sent this picture and said they were different ducks this time. Still look like muscovy to me too. Awfully friendly for wild ducks, someone must be feeding them.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Looks like FIL has some friends. beautiful Muscovy's. [​IMG]
     
  6. mrsfilmman5

    mrsfilmman5 In the Brooder

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    Can anyone out there tell me what these ducks are? I bought them from the local feed store who told me they were Peking.... I think they are too brown for peking though. Another question, can anyone tell by the pix if either is drake or duck? They are about 5wks old
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  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    They could be Pekin Runner mixes, something about their posture and bill shape looks Runnerish to me.
     
  8. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    They are too young to tell the sex by looks. A drake feather doesn't come in till 15 weeks give or take. But do either of then quack yet? Females quack while males are raspy and peep for a while.
     
  9. mrsfilmman5

    mrsfilmman5 In the Brooder

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    We did notice a difference in the one without the puffball on its head. That one had a much deeper quack-ish sound and the other still a peep. But Ya, it may be too early. Thanks for helping though! :)
     
  10. mrsfilmman5

    mrsfilmman5 In the Brooder

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    Amiga- thanks, I thought they seemed a little runner-ish too. But they are "supposed" to be from a hatchery. Thought they might be Buff Orpingtons??? Thoughts? Also, do you know if the puff on the one will stay poofy?
     

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