Ducklings-age, breed? Pics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tiggrsbounc, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    Hi!
    I've been a member since 2013 but rarely post-I read tons of the threads for chickens though.

    I've owned ducks 3 times in my life-once when I was a teen, once about 13 yrs ago-I had to re-home them when we moved (for their safety) and today I became a duck owner again :)

    We bought 3 ducklings from TSC and my best assumption is they're Pekins but one of them has a purplish bill, a little darker hue to the yellow, especially on top of his/her head and a blackish spot on the chest . He/she appears to be healthy, happy and energetic so I don't think the purplish bill is health related. I'm wondering if he's something other than Pekin.

    I had forgotten how much I love ducks. These little ones are constantly cocking their heads and watching me when I go into their room to check on them. They are going to be house babies until our weather gets a little warmer and then I will move them to an outside pen gradually. Probably. Maybe. I don't think the hubs is going to let them be indoor pets lol. I don't think Athena and Maximus (indoor kitties) would be very nice to them-the ducks would be much happier outside where the pond in anyway. I've already been looking at a website of a breeder close to me and I think there will be a few more ducks added in the next month :)

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    Also, any thoughts on their age?
    I apologize in advance if these pics are huge. I can't seem to figure out how to resize them with my current photo program.
     
  2. Khota

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    I think they are pekins for sure! My guess would be about a week or two old. They're certainly adorable though!
     
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  3. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    pekins the one with a purplish bill is normal….So cute:love
     
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  4. Georgina Fritznoodle

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    I think the duckling with the purplish bill may be a Buff Orpington. Here are some pics of my Buff Orpington.
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  5. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    They look to be a week and a half old.
    The purple billed one looks to be a buff
     
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  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    They look to be a week,possibly just four or five days,look fairly young.
     
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  8. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    Thank you. My daughter is in love with them and keeps trying to talk her boyfriend into getting her one lol (she's 21).
     
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  9. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    Georgina, my little one's bill looks just like yours did-right down to the lighter area at the tip of his/her bill. Thank you!
     
  10. Tiggrsbounc

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    LearyCow, Thank you! The waiting is going to drive me nuts...can't wait to see what they look like in few wks!
     
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