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Ducklings. pics. video. You know you can't say no.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by maxdecphoenix, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. maxdecphoenix

    maxdecphoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Mom & Pop are a pairing of a Mallard & Cayuga roughly the same age. I didn't intend for these to be a pair, but Nature told me to wish in one hand and... well, out of the 4, I ended up with a male and female of different breeds. I'll take what I can.

    http://imgur.com/a/U5tjp - Album of duckling 'heritage', and shameless, self-aggrandizing promotion of their beautifully plumed father.

    - video of 4 siblings playing in brooder, before being joined by #5.


    I'm quite interested in what their mature plumage will look like. Just like I was interested in what their down pattern would be.

    Lil Bit has already built another clutch of 14, and has been actively brooding them in an A-frame for roughly a week. This will be her first winter, and despite mild southern temps (by comparison), I wonder how she'll manage a late November hatching.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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