Help ID these ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shmccarthy, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the mill pond today, I saw a lot of really pretty ducks. I never had ducks so I have no idea what breed they are and I was hoping some of you could help me figure out what these guys are? I plan on getting ducks sometime in the future, and I would like to get some of whatever these guys are.
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    Photo 1 I really like the one on the right :)
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    Photo 2 I also thought the white colored one in the middle with the dark bill was really pretty
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    Photo 3 The black duck in the middle also, this is the closest this one would get and I really liked this one too. It was a lot smaller than the first pictures ones.
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    Photo 4 Lastly this one on the left

    Any guesses?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not an expert on ducks but the black one looks like a Cayuga, the buff colored ones are Fawn and White Runners.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    In photo 1 might the one on the right be a magpie?
     
  4. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer! I searched those breeds and they look like the ducks I saw today. :) I'm thinking someone must've released them there...definitely not michigan ducks haha
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Lovely ducks. Are there people in your are who rescue dumped domestics? That would make a big difference in the likelihood of them surviving.
     
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  6. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I know of. This is the millpond that is a few towns over. If I had adequate means as of right now I would take them, because they are beautiful ducks but I do not. The animal shelter in my town though occasionally takes in chickens and I will probably put a call in to see if they know any places that will take them. I would hate to see anything happen to them.
     
  7. Angie Poo

    Angie Poo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the right in the first picture could either be a magpie or Ancona. It is really hard to tell from the picture but both breeds are beautiful.
     
  8. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The duck on the right could just be a mix, I haven't seen a Magpie or Ancona with that much white in its plumage. http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Anc/BRKAnconaDuck.html http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Mags/BRKMagpie.html
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like mixes to me except one looks like a fawn and white Indian runner. The white duck with the dark bill might be a a runner, too.
     

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