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First Swedish Hatches

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

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    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.
     

  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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

    70%cocoa Songster

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    Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics once he's ready for the camera.
     

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