Hello BYC community

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kkrista123, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Welsh Harlequin mix

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  2. Indian Runner mix

  3. Other mix

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  1. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

    Dec 2, 2018
    Hatboro PA
    My Coop
    35EB8071-B08F-4B8E-BE3F-EC427E971B3A.png B70A4284-A8F9-4884-8FC8-8B9DF8FB0CF5.png 052369AD-0932-41B2-9BF4-9D5A70F17992.jpeg 78732272-8625-4712-8AC5-82A9DFF509A9.jpeg 86993C9A-8EDD-44D9-B1B5-BFAC40A7DD53.jpeg CFA5BCA3-9AF4-436E-95F1-A6EC1AD6CE1A.jpeg 06EA14D8-34F8-4351-93F8-65CABF6B2F91.jpeg B8D768E1-14C5-48F8-ADEE-B17412280DF6.jpeg 59A420BF-881B-49F0-B8B8-C68A7646234F.jpeg 1BD29786-CA73-4D67-A333-C2E3DCEE22B0.jpeg Hello! My name is Krista and I may be one of the youngest duck owners here! I am an older teen with an indoor, spoiled, pet duck. Her name is gilberta (thought she was a boy and named her Gilbert after Gilbert Godfrey’s Aflac commercials) but she mostly goes by ducky or duck butt because she has the cutest little waddle! I have been actively stalking these threads for so long because they’re all so helpful so I figured I should make an account and join in on the conversation and maybe someone will have some clue as to what my mixed breed girl is. I have hand raised her since she hatched. I will attach photos from day 1 up to current size. She is about 3 months old now and has a LOT to say. She has a pen in my room that has her 24/7 access to food and water. I forget what brand of food I am feeding her exactly but it is one of the “flock starters” from tractor supply (I made sure it was good for ducklings too). She loves celery and scrambled eggs. I got her egg from a friend who has a large mixed breed flock. She told me she was mostly likely a runner or welsh harlequin mix. Now that she’s older, I have NO CLUE what she is and it changed by day. If anyone has any idea what she is mixed with, please leave your opinion! Thanks for reading, Krista from PA!
  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

    Mar 18, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    Welcome to BackYard Chickens! It's always great to have new people join. Thanks for sharing the pictures of Gilberta!
  3. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop

    Welcome Krista! Thanks for joining. It’s a fun community so have fun.
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello Krista and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Cute duck! I haven't a clue her breed though. Sorry.
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! Your adorable duck looks like it could be a runner mix.
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Sorry I can't help you with your duck question. The only thing that I know about duck's is that they quack and they like to swim.
  8. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

    Dec 2, 2018
    Hatboro PA
    My Coop
    Thank you! I’m assuming some kind of runner mix. Some people have suggested maybe a runner harlequin mix or a runner and khaki Campbell mix. I’ll probably just stick to saying runner mix!
  9. Rick M

    Rick M Songster

    Jun 21, 2018
    Southwest Missouri
    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know what she is except adorable. I think she looks like a runner duck because she is so upright and I don't see wings. We do have loads of duck people on BYC. Wish they would speak up and help you with your questions.

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