duck identification

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by connervillefarm, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. connervillefarm

    connervillefarm New Egg

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    Hi all!
    New to BYC! I have been raising chickens for several years now. This past summer we adopted a few ducks. Does anyone know what kind of ducks we have? I have included a photo. One has a little tuft of feathers on its head..
     
  2. They look like Blue Swedish ducks. Very nice!
     
  3. connervillefarm

    connervillefarm New Egg

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    Thank you. Isn't that a specialty breed?
     
  4. You're welcome!

    They are available at quite a few hatcheries, so it's not really a specialty breed. They do have a unique coloring, though!
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What cutie pies! Looks like BantamLover is helping you out with the breed. If you have any questions or need help with them, stop by our ducks section for all kinds of help. You can share pics, stories and chat with lots of other duck owners there too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. connervillefarm

    connervillefarm New Egg

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    Thanks! Yes now that I see more photos, that may be the breed! Thanks.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you

    If one of the ducks has a crest of feathers on its head, it is not a Blue Swedish. It may be a crested duck mix. The other one, if it doesn't have a crest, could be a Blue Swedish, as it does look a bit like one.
     
  9. To me, the crest just looked like a little bit of duckling fuzz that was left. I don't think it's a true crest.
     
  10. connervillefarm

    connervillefarm New Egg

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    A lot of the ducklings in the pen looked like they were wearing little jewish yamakas and some did not.
     
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