Help identifyng our new duckling Nibbles

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  1. CRAZYDUCKLADY72

    CRAZYDUCKLADY72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    We hatched our first egg on April 20th. Nibbles made his grand entrance about 5:30 or so. We know the father is a Rouen, because we only have 1 male duck. As far as the mother goes, it could be Rouen, Pekin or Harlequin. I don't think it is the Rouen because Nibbles has much more yellow on him then the baby rouens did last year when we bought them at Tractor Supply. So I am leaning towards the Pekin or possibly the Harlequins.

    Does anybody recognize this color combo? Especially the orange bill with a black stripe. The feet are also orange with black stripes. He loves it when I pat him and rub his belly. My ducklings last year hated it when we touched them.


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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Stunning!

    I have a mental block - those feet are indicative of a certain breed . . . . Magpie?
     
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  3. CRAZYDUCKLADY72

    CRAZYDUCKLADY72 Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't have any magpies. Unless that breed is mixed with what we have. We bought the 4 Rouens we have from Tractor Supply last April. 3 are female and 1 is male. We also bought one female pekin. Then a month later we bought 3 female Harlequins that were already about 1 year old from a local farmer. I think there is too much yellow on Nibbles to be from one of the female rouens.

    Here is my drake. Senor Quackers

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    My female Pekin Howie (This pic was taken June 2015 - so she is much bigger now)

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    These are my 3 female Harlequins. Blue, Nip & Tuck

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    And these are the female Rouen's

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  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The beak looks like a Welsh Harlequin's. I think his feathers would be lighter colored if he was part Pekin, but I could be wrong. He's really cute, whatever he is!
     
  5. CRAZYDUCKLADY72

    CRAZYDUCKLADY72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Then maybe they are part Welsh Harlequin then! I just never saw the drake "around" them very often! Poor little Nibbles seemed so lonely since he was the only egg that hatched so we went and got him a couple playmates! The lady said they were hatched on April 21st and they are either all Rouen or Rouen/Campbell. They aren't as yellow in the belly as Nibbles is.



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  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! Do the others have names, too?
     
  7. CRAZYDUCKLADY72

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    The new ones are Rupert (named by my 16 year old son, LOL) and Cheepers (named by my husband) :)
     

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