Duckling breed pictures?

tharrell

Songster
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
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Colorado Springs
Is there any way we could get a thread going with pictures of ducklings, and what breed they are? And maybe show what the ducklings mature into? I'm still trying to figure out what breed my babies are that were sold to me as purebred. I think I have 2-3 different breeds and am hoping some pictures might help!
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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Adair Co., KY
What colors are your ducklings? Pure yellow ducklings are usually white pekins; all black (bills, feet, down) or all black with yellow breast are cayuga; rouens are brown and yellow striped.
 

barnwife

Songster
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
530
3
139
central Texas
The yellow ducklings I have gotten have turned into fawn and white runner, pekin, and buff ducks. You usually cannot tell any markings until four weeks old or so for the fawn and white, but some you can see a slight "shadow" outlining their darker areas while still newborn.

the striped ones are usually rouen or mallard...rouen are BIG striped ones, the mallard are very tiny striped ducklings.

the black and yellow have turned out to be magpie ducks or black swedish.

the yellow and grey have turned out to be blue swedish

the black have turned out to be black runner and cayuga.

the brown one turned out to be a chocolate runner duck.


This is all that I have knowledge of...and its only from watching over the course of four months what grew into which from the "surprise mix of purebreds" I bought at my feed and seed (so, ultimately from ideal poultry).

the hatchery sites have very good pics of the baby ducklings as well as the mature ducks. I would suggest going there. It was very helpful for me!
 

shellikirbey

Songster
Feb 17, 2016
373
40
108
Eldorado Springs, Mo
The yellow ducklings I have gotten have turned into fawn and white runner, pekin, and buff ducks.  You usually cannot tell any markings until four weeks old or so for the fawn and white, but some you can see a slight "shadow" outlining their darker areas while still newborn. 


the striped ones are usually rouen or mallard...rouen are BIG striped ones, the mallard are very tiny striped ducklings.


the black and yellow  have turned out to be magpie ducks or black swedish.


the yellow and grey have turned out to be blue swedish


the black have turned out to be black runner and cayuga.


the brown one turned out to be a chocolate runner duck.



This is all that I have knowledge of...and its only from watching over the course of four months what grew into which from the "surprise mix of purebreds"  I bought at my feed and seed (so, ultimately from ideal poultry).


the hatchery sites have very good pics of the baby ducklings as well as the mature ducks.  I would suggest going there.  It was very helpful for me!
 
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Welshies

Crowing
May 8, 2016
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Alberta, Canada
Anyone have pics of WH ducklings? I know they're yellow with darker head markings and silver or light tipped down. Would love some pictures though,
 

BantyChooks

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Aug 1, 2015
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Are those all yours? They're absolutely adorable!
Yep! Thank you. You can read\ see updates on them if you click on the link in my signature: "Duckling Diaries- The Life and Times of a Welshie Trio"
-Banti
 

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