Duck identification!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PoultryBird12, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. I found this duck a couple months ago that had been mildly injured by my cat . . . and I thought it looked like a Mallard... but then it didn't . . . Is it a mallard or is it a mix? Just something I've been pondering about.


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  2. Kaessa

    Kaessa Songster

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    Looks like a Muscovy baby. A mallard's eye stripe goes all the way to the beak.
     
  3. Then it must be domesticated . . . we don't have any Muscovy's. :| Maybe it was our neighbor's duck . . . although I don't think they have ducks. :| Hm. Confusing.
    Here is a picture I found online of a muscovy. That's definitely is. :)



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  4. Kaessa

    Kaessa Songster

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    He's definitely not a mallard. He could be a mix, but looks muscovy to me. I could be wrong, though.

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  5. Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's a muscovy!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    What a precious baby and yep a Muscovy. Love them.
     
  7. I'm glad to hear that, and I'm not very glad to hear that. :) :( The reason that I'm glad is because now I know what breed he is! The reason I am not glad to hear that is because we let him go where we found him, hoping that he would return to his mom . . . I'm just hoping he did!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How long did you have him? most likely he didn't find his mom. But could have joined up with another family of mama and ducklings but lets hope it found it's mom.
     
  9. I think we kept him for about a day . . .
     
  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Well just hope for the best at this point.
     

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