help indentify my new ducks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bantu, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received six ducklings for my birthday I am certain I have a mallard And1 rouen and pekin. The other ones I'm not sure
     
  2. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess snowy mallard
     
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  3. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photo of all of them. It's hard to load photos. [VIDEO][​IMG]
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  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two in the top left corner are Blue Swedish. The two dark ones are Mallards, and you have a Pekin. Snowy Mallard ducklings have pinkish colored bills and they are more yellow.

    I am not sure what that one is. At around 7 weeks old you should be able tell.:)

    @PINOAK RIDGE would you know what it is?
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Could that one be Buff? Just a wild duck guess ! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a complete surprise .....And I am learning as fast as I can. Just think you shouldn't give living beings as a present.
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm I wouldn't say snowy mallard those are very hard to find and unless you have a trusted source with a good pedigree it is very difficult to tell if they are pure bred. Most people cheat by mixing call ducks and mallards which are MIXED BREEDS they are not truely mallards. So if you can obtain a pedigree from the hatchet then yes it could possibly be a snowy mallard ( although the fawn yellow on it could likely turn a more lavender color which then I would say mixed breed. Since that color variation of mallard has not yet been bred in the USA.)
     
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  9. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you buff goose guy. Whatever she / he is they are calm even snuggly.. Can't wait to see the babies grown and gracious they are growing like weeds especially the Pekin. I have a 6X7 house for them. I hope that's enough room. I am going to do a 10X12 covered Run and when I am home they can free range the 2 1/2 acres.
     
  10. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.

    Best of luck! They are adorable!
     

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