Duckling breed help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EmilyR24, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. EmilyR24

    EmilyR24 Just Hatched

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    Hello!
    I am new here, from beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada! I have 9 chickens, but have recently aquired 2 ducklings! I am not very familiar with ducks but have raised chicks. I am curious to what breed they are, I was told they may be domestic mallards(that's what their mother is), but they do not seem to look like any domestic mallard ducklings I find on the Internet. Could come one help? They are a week and a half old, eating chick starter(NON-medicated) Thank you! smile.png

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  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! They look like Black Swedish but if they truly hatched from a Mallard's eggs they would be mix breed.
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be Mallard/Cayuga mixed breeds. I think most breeds mixed with Cayuga end up with ducklings that look just like these. For example, I have Rouen/Cayuga mixes and they looked just like yours as ducklings:

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  4. EmilyR24

    EmilyR24 Just Hatched

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    Wow! Thank you for all the help, I can't wait to see what they mature into. [​IMG]
     
  5. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the 3 I kept for myself from the above batch, they are now a little over a year old:

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