Duck ID

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by valenciaferg, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. valenciaferg

    valenciaferg Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this pair of ducks that my daughter brought home on Saturday. I have looked at pictures of ducks till my eyes are crossed. I think the lady told her Japanese something or other. LOL. Anyway, If you could take a look see I'd appreciate it! Thanks for your help! Valencia
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  2. Meljo1978

    Meljo1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help!! Pekin or Indian runner?
     
  3. Meljo1978

    Meljo1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pekin? Indian runner??
     
  4. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like magpie ducks...
     
  5. ShortHenTallPen

    ShortHenTallPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin, I'd guess. I have three Indian Runner ducklings, and they are very different to these. The head is much flatter, and the bill slopes downwards from the top of the head, instead of sticking straight out. I googled Pekin ducklings and they really look the same, I don't have any other ducks, so maybe they are a different breed too, but they definitely don't look anything like my runners! :)
     
  6. valenciaferg

    valenciaferg Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the id. i will do some research now that i know what they are. Thank you so much.
     
  7. ShortHenTallPen

    ShortHenTallPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're so welcome :)

    Have fun watching them, mine are such a delight — worth the considerable added mess of adding a shallow tray of water to the brooder once they're old enough, IMHO! :)
     
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no they are way to small and dont have the right colors for magpie

    you either have a mix of mallards and ancona calls

    or very very low quality ancona call ducks
     
  9. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They look like very very low quality chocolate magpies to me. Anconas normally have less dots... And magpie and ancona can easily be bred out. Especially with mallards. The basic mallard coloration is almost always dominant and takes over the other color...
     
  10. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like very very low quality chocolate magpies to me. Anconas normally have less dots...

    And magpie and ancona can easily be bred out. Especially with mallards. The basic mallard coloration is almost always dominant and takes over the other color...

    But there heads look like ancona so I am then again with buffgooseguy. They look like very very low quality color and body ancona ducks...
     

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