Got new ducklings - What are they?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JulieNKC, May 4, 2011.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I found some new ducklings to keep my khaki campbell company. I'm sure the 2 huge ducks are pekins, and I think a boy and girl since one quacks. What are the black and white ones? Anconas?
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  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:don't know about the brown 1 but the 2 with the black backs look to be poorly marked magpies...the 2 white ones ..maybe pekins?
     
  3. Josh45640

    Josh45640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown one looks like a kaki campbell.
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She already knows that she has a Khaki, she wants to know what the other 4 are that she got to keep her Khaki company [​IMG]
     
  5. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you have 2 Pekins and I'm not sure if the other 2 are Magpie or Ancona. Your Khaki is a very cute baby... but that duck in the front looks kind of defective you may want to trade it back [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree--either magpie or ancona. Based on the size & markings, I'm going to guess magpie. Magpie markings are HARD to get right, and I've rarely seen any that are close to as well-marked as the magpies I have from Holderread. The fact that the color seems to be mostly on the back with a touch on the head makes me think likely magpie, especially if the one facing the photo has similar markings. Are they the same age as the pekins? I'm asking because anconas tend to be a larger bird, and magpies tend to be midway between a khaki and a pekin, so the size might be a clue too.

    They are all beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they are the same age. It doesn't really matter what they are to me, just wanted some ducks to keep my duckling company. I'm hoping I have at least a couple of girls. I'm sure one if the pekins is, she quacks her freaking head off, lol. Everyone else still peeps.
    Are magpies or anconas more common in hatcheries? I could call the feedstore my friend got them from and ask what hatchery they use, then find out what kind of ducks they sell I guess.
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I called, they came from Estes. They don't sell magpies, so looks like they are anconas. [​IMG] Now I know what they are, just got to wait to see how many boys and girls I have.
     

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