Help identifying "Blue Mallards"

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JumpingDucks, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. JumpingDucks

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    Hi :) I am hoping someone can tell me what color these are. The guy I got them from said they were "Blue Mallards" but I think it might be more complicated than that. I'd like to breed them and have been playing with the genetics but since I can't get a firm handle on what color they are, I'm "dead in the water".

    Maybe they aren't even mallards?? Oh, and the hen lays green eggs.


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  2. JumpingDucks

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    I got so excited that I was able to get me pictures to post that I forgot to sale THANK YOU THANK YOU - Any help is appreciated!!
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  3. Ally Rose

    Ally Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be khaki campbells. thats what they look like to me
     
  4. JumpingDucks

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    I would have thought khakis too because they have so much brown and it looks very slick, reminds me of seals. There's a lot of blue in there too though. I forgot to mention that when you click on the pictures they get bigger. I actually hadn't seen the pictures blown up before and now I see there's a lot more blue in them than I realized and hen has a blue "cloke" on her back. The drake has more blue overall.

    I think I found my answer - don't know why this didn't *pop* in any of my earlier searches! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/410195/bantam-duck-page

    Drum roll.... They're Blue Fawn Mallards. You have to scroll all the way to the bottom of CityChicker's post to see his(?) post. I hope this guy surfaces sometime and I can say hello :) Now if I can sort out the genetics (pause while we listen to the rusty gears in my brain squealing - LOL!)

     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They look like Khaki Campbell / Rouen mixes to me.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If they lay green eggs, that would indicate that they are mallards.
     
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  7. Amiga

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    Oregon, are mallards and runners the only green egg layers? I forget.
     
  8. desertdarlene

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    My first thought was a khaki-Rouen mix, too. Never heard of blue fawn mallards, but you never know.

    I looked online and I did see the term blue fan being used for certain types of call ducks.
     
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  9. JumpingDucks

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    Here's another picture....


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  10. JumpingDucks

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    Maybe they're blue dusky mallards?? I played around a bunch with http://kippenjungle.nl with Holderread in hand and I keep coming up with blue dusky.
     

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