Ducks with Upright Tails?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WildThang, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a specific reason like a breed, for the ducks that have upright tails? I'm just curious i have two ducks, That have upright tails, And the body characteristics you would normally see for the bathtub rubber duck. However they are to big to be call ducks, I know they are mixed ducks. They are so cute and adorable, but i can't find any species of duck that actually holds its tail upright normally, without any agitation.
    They are 4 months old, shown in other posts. About other things, They are Two very different looks. But the same body structure. As you can tell with the drake (Geisha) His drake feathers actually push back into his back. Due to the upright of his tail. Both have barred wings.



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  2. chooks4life

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  3. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, For responding to my post. They are really the quiet birds of the bunch we have. You barely ever hear them quack, unless theres something Dramatic going on. Like a huuman picking them up LOL. Which Geisha doesn't even quack then. They relax within the first minute of being picked up. They normally just waddle around and grab the goodies from the yard. They are more relaxed then our other ducks. So i don't think it would be any form of agitation that would make them have upright tails. Yeah it might be the breeding. When we got them they were "Mystery ducklings" Because they were in a pin with a bunch of other crested ducklings. It was a mystery to us. So we are just excited watching them grow, and the color changes. It was like getting the mystery packages of left over chickens/ducks/turkeys from hatcheries. We had previously thought Geisha was a female and spats (The black and white) was a male, just from appearance. Cause they didn't quack very much. Then all of a sudden, they started quacking. xD So now Spats is the female and geisha is the male. But we decided to keep they're names the same they have always been. They have the coloring of Mallard/Ruen Duck (Geisha) And a magpie for Spats. But The body structure suuure is off. LOL Thank you for your input i will be sure to keep all that in mind. I haven't seen many call ducks, from what i have seen some do have the rubber ducky body structure but these guys are just as big as are Welshy's. (Tall wise)
     
  4. SilksterTN

    SilksterTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geisha's feahering has gone through so many changes to this point, he doesnt even look like the same duck. He was brown for a while then morphed into this pretty gray. We don't know what they are but think they are adorable anyway :)
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I love crested ducks!!! Those are definitely crested LOL I can honestly say breed wise that the black and white looks like a crested magpie...if you google crested magpie...My duck Chuckie pops up as one of the identifying photos:) he is 5 and sitting in a blue pool..biggest brat duck ever!! But I Love him.
     
  6. SilksterTN

    SilksterTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's adorable! Thanks for taking a look at the thread. Spats has an upright tail and body that is indeed shaped like a rubber duckie as wild mentioned. Spats also has a dark blue barred wing. Do magpies have barred wings?
     
  7. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your picture is what made me think she was a mag pie! Lol! Even at the younge age she looked exactly like him. XD I love crested duckies too they are defiantly cute. But she has barred wings. Its a very faint dark dark blue, sometimes purple in the right light.
     
  8. sonew123

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    Mmm let me hunt some photos down of my brat;)
     
  9. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY Duck pics :DDDD!!!
     
  10. chooks4life

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    Well, that does explain the names, lol! They're good looking little ducks, wonder what sort of offspring they might produce... They look like the ideal sort to get newbies interested in duck-keeping, very cute, pretty and harmless looking, plus they have that rubber duckie appearance.

    Best wishes.
     

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