Help me ID these ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thesilverbeast, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Hello!

    As stated in the new member thread I was thrilled to receive these two ducklings a couple of weeks ago as their owner didn't research the animal properly and could not take care of them.

    As such, I have no idea what type they are so I was hoping I'd get some answers on what I have!

    Thanks!


    There are two ducklings, one white and one black.

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  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    They are Muscovies!
     
  3. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable little muscovies <3
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    After really looking at them, You know... It could be a pair the White looks slightly bigger and the black pied looks smaller and seems to have a little more feathering. It they are the same age they are probably a pair!
     
  5. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Thanks guys, I'm not 100% but I think they would be the same age.

    Can you tell which is the male/female?
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    Quote:If I am right, The male is the white and the female is the Black pied...
     
  7. thesilverbeast

    thesilverbeast New Egg

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    Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for curling tail feathers (assuming that works on muscovies)

    Also, would these be fine living with a mallard breed in the future if I got some?
     
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  8. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't seen any muscovies have the curling tail feathers.
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    Quote:I haven't seen any muscovies have the curling tail feathers.

    Nope, they wolnt get tail curls. The male will be about twice the size as the female. He will also get more caruncling, red, around his eyes and face then the female will.
     
  10. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't ever owned a Muscovy in my life but yes those are muscovys
     

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