I need help identifying my duck...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Annie75, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    My lovely friend gave me a 'male' call duckling..... He/She's about 5 months old now and I'm certain He's a She. I'm also not sure if she's a Call duck. Is anyone able to help me identify her? She's very small, has the cutest QUACK (not a raspy quack) and no curly tail. Photos uploaded, but I'm not sure how to put them in my message....
     
  2. Buhbuhz24

    Buhbuhz24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had trouble with pictures as well, but all I did was made a flickr account, its free (takes 2 seconds...okay a minute!) and then put the pictures onto your flickr and then put the link to your flickr photos up!

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  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she on the phone all the time? If not, not a call duck.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, I'm glad I've found a website for people who are nuts about feathers too. Have followed the link and have added photos. Tee hee, on the phone all the time.... It's ME that must be the call duck [​IMG]


    So any ideas on what kind of ducky I have?

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  6. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In the picture, I cant tell what her size is ....... call or bantam size.

    If she is actually a Call duck, I would say she is a Snowy or a Silver.

    If she is a bantam duck, her coloring looks like a Welsh Harlequin, but she looks a little too short in the body and round in the head for a Welsh.


    Here is a link to the Call duck page at Feathersite.com.
    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/Calls/BRKCalls.html



    Chel
     
  7. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh look!!! Chel you help me find the answer. Maybe she IS a call duck after all:

    [​IMG] Apparently it's a Call Silver

    Mine has a slightly different shaped beak and face though.

    I think I need to find her a boyfriend.[​IMG]
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Look at the feathers lifting up on the tail end--I think its a he. I have 3 male calls. When they went into molt a few months ago I posted questioning sex because the curls were missing on my male ( who was 9 months old?) He still doesn't have his drake curls back and its been months but he is a he for sure but looks like a girl!
     
  9. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a female snowy mallard. Here's a picture of mine:

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  10. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okey doke. It looks like we have a match. Female snowy mallard. Is anyone able to tell me why different breeds of ducks can be identical colours? It's so odd to me that the colours can match so well and yet the body shape is different. (It's clear I know nothing about poultry isn't it). All I know about ducks so far is what my ducky has taught me:

    1. Ducks are adorable but MESSY
    2. Ducks aren't real fussed on physical displays of affection
    3. The best way to a Duck's heart is through regular offerings of crispy lettuce or corn kernels
    4. Ducks CAN FLY...really well
    5. Cold miserable weather is not excuse not to have a fabulous time in the pool
    and
    6. Sometimes a duck's best friend is a chicken
    7. Sometimes a human's best friend is a duck
     

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