Got these today.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adriano, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I got these ducks today.
    So any information on them is welcome.Age, Breed etc
    Thanks

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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    red billed pintails? I'm still looking. They are gorgeous! [​IMG] Where'd you get them?
     
  3. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Over here in Ireland at a poultry fair in a rainy muddy field today.
     
  4. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, seeing as you found them in Ireland I don't know if my answer will help. Like Rainplace I think it is a pintail. There is an online website called whatbird.com where you can enter the information you know about a bird and it narrows down the list of what it could be. Currently the database lists birds of North America. Are the birds you have native to Ireland?

    Here's a link to a white-cheeked pintail. The photo on the description looks similar to your bird.
    http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/1029/_/White-cheeked_Pintail.aspx


    Enjoy them, they're beautiful!

    Jen
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I think you're right about them being the white-cheeked pintail, but they shouldn't have been there. You picked up wild birds? Or someone was selling them?
     
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  6. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They hail from the Caribbean, so I assume these are captive-bred exotics. Especially due to the light color phase on the second - as best as I can tell from photos, males and females look the same in the wild. Unless it's another kind of Pintail altogether...

    How about that third duck? Is s/he supposed to be the same kind?
     
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  7. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.
    These are not native irish wild birds.
    I bought them from a poultry seller.
    The third duck is a campbell mixed with a magpie i think he said. Also meant to get a bluey grey colour.
     
  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] BEAUTIFUL Birds!
     
  9. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some beautiful Bahama Pintails. The darker one is the normal color, the lighter one is Silver phase.
     

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