Help - Please can someone identify our ducklings?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Loz993, May 25, 2016.

  1. Loz993

    Loz993 New Egg

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    Hi!

    I'm new to this so please bear with me... recently we got three ducklings from my partner's school - they're all entirely jet black but as they've aged they have started to show yellow/paler colouration on their fronts.

    If anyone could please identify them (I've attached the best pictures I could get) I would be SO grateful! If anyone could also have a guess at how old they are that would also be amazing! [​IMG] the school has passed no information about them onto us!

    Thank you in advance for any help! x

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  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    They are beautiful ducks. I would say they are Cayuga ducks.
     
  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I forgot to welcome you to BYC. Thanks for joining us.
     
  4. Loz993

    Loz993 New Egg

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    Thank you Patty, you're a star! [​IMG]
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Your very welcome I'm glad I could help. [​IMG]
     
  6. angierfind

    angierfind Out Of The Brooder

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    These are Cayugas :) they will be a beautiful black/green color in the sun! My favorite breed.
    I'm also a newbie to BYC!
     
  7. jessnd12414

    jessnd12414 Out Of The Brooder

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    they could also be black runners(well the bigger ones) they have the runner face, the smaller one could also be a swedish.
     
  8. Loz993

    Loz993 New Egg

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    I've heard a lot of good about Cayugas so I have my fingers crossed - they look so beautiful with the green sheen! Thank you. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC! Are you a newbie to ducks as well?!
     
  9. Loz993

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    Thank you! [​IMG] I had been wondering why two were so much larger and the third seemed so different...
     
  10. angierfind

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    I am not a newbie to ducks I used to rescue them out of my Lathon by my house if they were abandoned. However, I'm a newbie to keeping them and housing them ;)
     

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