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friends for the orphan*PICS-d.u.w.!*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mom 2em All, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    First, I wanted to share with you what happens when I try to take pictures of the bantie chickens..

    Quacker and Jax at their finest:




    Then, I picked up some ducklings off Craigslist to be friends for my orphan mallard. Can anyone tell me what I got?



    (baby mallard on the right: )



  2. Captain Cluck

    Captain Cluck Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Central Florida
    Awww! so cute! [​IMG]

    I don't know what the tiny one is (but now I want one! LOL), or the blue looking one, but the dark one with the yellow chest looks just like my Alyssa and Daphne did when they were ducklings.
    They grew up to be bibbed Swedish. Daphne is a black phase with a beautiful big white bib splashed across her chest. Alyssa is a crested black phase with a little white backwards C on her chest.

    So, i think yours is also a Swedish.

    ETA: Looking at their bills, maybe they are Hookbills? [​IMG]
    I dunno. I'm just guessing based on what I've read.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Penguin is just so cute...I am tempted to say that little one may be a muscovy- I would also say Runner for the lighter- and Swede for the darker one.
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] What beautiful ducks and ducklings, glad you got some friends for the orphan.
  5. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I love them..
    The grey one has the same type of bill as the black one.
    And lil penguin, well, turned me to mush the second I saw it.
    The mallard is very very happy to have his own kind to socialize with... it was hard for him to have only human and cat companionship- hates us, but would cry when we left the room. [​IMG]
    Now he can ignore us and be a duck.
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I think the little one is a Muscovy, the black one is maybe a Black Swedish & the light one is a Runner or RunnerX they're all really cute though, especially the little one [​IMG]
  7. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    so Muscovy, Swedish and two votes for runner? It sure doesnt stand upright though...slouchy runner? lol. Cute. My husband thought i snuck home a gosling though hahahahaha. The grey one looks like it could maybe pretend to be a gosling.
    hmmm. Wonder if I COULD bring home a gosling and tell him it was a duck...
  8. the bluish one looks like a runner cross, i'd say definately not a pure runner, it looks too stocky. [​IMG]
  9. AmberH

    AmberH Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    I'm going to say that the two bigger ones are Swedish. They look like a black and a blue. [​IMG] Look like my two babies when they were small.

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