How do you tell the difference between a Magpie and an Ancona?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smartie_Pants, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I have a male and I was wondering how you tell the difference between the two breeds? I've been calling him a magpie, but both breeds look the same. Here he is:

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  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    My Anconas had spots not patches of chocolate and black. They also
    were a little more rounded in body type. I think your pic is a magpie.
     
  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I got him at a farmers flea market. He was in a hutch with a lot of other chicks and they were all supposed to be runner X mallards. Turns out they weren't even from the same clutch. I got him and a female from the bin and the female is a blue swedish X mallard mix, but he looks full blooded.


    Here is a pic of the female:


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  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes prob not pure brd he is prob just a mutt and resembles a magpie or ancona
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I'm not convinced that he is a mutt. He doesn't have any Blue Swed or Rouen characteristics like the other, and he has the full look of a magpie. Can magpie covering completly cover the patter of the other parent?
     

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