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First Swedish Hatches

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Oregon Blues, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    My first Swedish duckling is out, dry, and eating.

    He's lovely blue, with proper colored legs and bill, and a nice small round, clear bib in just the right location. I can only see about 3 tiny white hairs on the end of one wing, so don't know if he will have proper white flights.

    It's a relief to know that my Swedes are breeding true and I received good show ducks and didn't just get the very few that looked good in an ordinary batch.

    Right now, he's in a purple tote under a blue light and you can barely even see his slate gray body under those conditions. My son filled my brooder up with 50 Cornish Cross chicks, so I have to set up another brooder for my duckling. When I get him moved, I will get a photo of him.

    Right now, I am trying to not disturb him so he can rest. That business of getting out of an egg shell appears to be exhausting.


    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    Yay! I love new baby ducks! Cant wait for pics! I hatched 2 PQ rouen ducklings, their adorable!
  3. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    Canberra, Australia
    Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics once he's ready for the camera.

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