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Help me identify these ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Betsy1949, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Betsy1949

    Betsy1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given 13 duck eggs to hatch. Was not told what kind of duck. 7 of the 13 hatched. Can anyone identify the breed of them?

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  2. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the standard wild type coloring. Either Mallards or Rouens is my best guess. Were the eggs large or small? Rouens are much larger than Mallards.

    Oh, two of them look deformed! lol
     
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  3. Betsy1949

    Betsy1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a picture of 6 of the ducks taken a few days later. As you might have noticed, there was a Show Girl in the box with the ducks. They were just to vigorous for her/him.

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  4. Betsy1949

    Betsy1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just looked up the Rouen duck. Good looking bird. My husband was hoping for a Woods duck but I didn't think so. I have a 5 mnth old female Mallard. She looked different than these, but then I also don't think she's full blooded Mallard.
     
  5. Betsy1949

    Betsy1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, looked up Mallard females w/chicks. I see why you said it could be either one! My 6 mo old female duck is definately not a full blooded Mallard.
     
  6. Betsy1949

    Betsy1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    Eggs. They were off white and about the size of a large chicken egg.
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure mallards just have a single stripe through the eyes. These have double. They do resemble wood ducklings!
     
  8. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even think of the possibility of Wood ducks, I'm not familiar with them! Those are rather different looking ducklings, so my guess may be out the window.

    Definitely not Mallard babies.

    I guess you'll have to see how they grow and post more pictures. [​IMG]
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way their bills look it looks like woodies [​IMG]
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Rouen ducklings to me.
     

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