Identify duck breed!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Alina28, May 13, 2019 at 2:06 PM.

  1. Alina28

    Alina28 Chirping

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    I got these 4 ducklings from a person who bought them but didn't want to keep them anymore. At first i thought that they were Mallard ducklings as they are very abundant here. But niw i am not too sure. Any idea about their breed? (pic below)
     

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  2. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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    Muscovy or Muscovy mix
     
  3. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    I'd say muscovy or muscovy mix also. Muscovies are the only breed of duck I have and really prefer them over mallard derived breeds. They are large ducks that can fly, so you need to be ready for that. Other than occasional wing trimming, they can be treated similarly to mallard derived breeds.

    The females love going broody and can be a pain in the butt when brooding is not wanted.

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    All six muscovies are in this picture. The two larger ducks are drakes and the rest are ducks. I want to get more ducks to even the duck to drake ratio out. That's not happing for a while though. Photo Editor-20190406_144433.jpg
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  4. I disagree. The one in the back looks like silver appleyard, and the two in the middle are definitely at least 50% mallard-derived. The eye stripes and spots on the backs give that away, although I am not sure what exactly they are. Some sort of mix perhaps? The one in the front might be a Cayuga/black Swedish?
     
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  5. MagpieDucks

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    The one on the right is a Barred Muscovy.
     
  6. Alina28

    Alina28 Chirping

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    I will post an update when they grow up a little. But i am still really confused after reading all the replies .Before i was really convinced that they are mallard as they are the only ducks available in this region.The one on the right is Oliver .The middle two are Sia and jia. The black one is barney. Here is a close up pic of Oliver, jia and Barney , it might help.
     

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  7. Magnolia Ducks

    Magnolia Ducks Crowing

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  8. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    The only one I'm not pretty sure on is the dark brown/black one. Maybe Cayuga or something similar. The barred one is looking very muscovy like to me. You'll definitely know if they are Muscovy or not the older they get. They're extremely cute regardless of what they are!
     
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  9. Alina28

    Alina28 Chirping

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    They sure are some super cute babies
    Will post an update when they grow up a little
     
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  10. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    I agree with Cayuga, silver appleyard and muscovies
     

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