I thought this was a Pekin but could be a white mallard?

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  1. Tavia Rose

    Tavia Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question is only based off this egg chart lol.---> https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b2dGZ4h6BwE/Ty8ls3KfFAI/AAAAAAAABHE/wqq7Y4jYmJ8/s640/DSC04381+-+Copy.JPG


    But, my "Pekin" eggs look like what's shown for a mallard. And that Mallard/Rouen(idk) behind her is a Drake.
    The Khaki Campbell in the far back (half shown) is the other Drake. And I have two Cayuga hens. But, that's besides the point. Can anybody tell by looking at her. She's bigger than everyone else and she loves flapping her wings and is very friendly when it's eating time and likes to bite alot. She breeds with the Mallard/Rouen bc they were raised together from day 1.





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  2. CarleeAnn

    CarleeAnn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’m sure she’s a Pekin, but the eggs she’s laying are mixed if she is breeding with Mallards or Rouens.

    Or was the egg she hatched from similar to that of a mallard?

    I may be confused. I’m sorry!
     
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  3. Tavia Rose

    Tavia Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, no it's ok. I am too haha. But, the eggs are from the one that IDK if he's a Rouen or Mallard. He's smaller than she is ..I think he is a Mallard. So, his genetics would make the eggs change?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    No she would still lay an egg a Pekin would lay or a Rouen or Mallard the egg doesn't change if she breeds with a different breed of drake
     
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  5. Tavia Rose

    Tavia Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, do you think she is a Pekin? Is that egg chart wrong?
     
  6. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

    The chart isn't the most accurate. Pekin's are mallard derivative, which means they are from mallards. Mallard might refer to a wild mallard in your chart but many other domestic breeds can lay coloured eggs. Our saxony or silver appleyards lay a 'pekin' egg according to your chart, along with our indian runners, ancona and aylesbury. You probably just have a mixed white duck. If she is a pekin then she will need to weigh about 8-9lbs and have the same features of a pekin duck.
     
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  7. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

    The colour of eggs she lays are decided by her own genetics and not from any of the drakes who are potentially fertilizing her. Egg colours are related to the phenotype of birds (generally speaking). I think this is what you are asking?
     
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  8. Tavia Rose

    Tavia Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not my chart. It's one I found on the internet. My bird is laying, the eggs look like what this chart shows as Mallard eggs. Not the eggs it shows as Pekin eggs.
     
  9. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, this would just mean that she isn't pure Pekin. Pure pekin's are known for their white eggs. Your female would have other breeds/varieties mixed into her lineage. Pekin just refers to a weight size, colour and type. Just because a duck is white doesn't mean it will be Pekin. White runners, campbells, call ducks, aylesbury, cherry valley strain, dutch hookbill, list goes on.. They all lay different colours of eggs based on their genetics.

    I think it's safe to say that your duck is mixed breed unless she matches the pekin standard, then she would've been cross bred at some point to lay green shelled eggs.
     
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  10. Tavia Rose

    Tavia Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's the thing and it gets confusing because up until this point I thought she was Pekin. She's bigger than all my other ducks, she's loud, her bill is the color of a Pekin, she acts like she thinks she is human sometimes. So, yeah. IDK but, she came from Tractor Supply co.
     

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