Incubator Surprise..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckyfromoz, May 10, 2011.

  1. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I breed Indian Runners in the Welsh Harlequin colour..and am working on breeding Cinnamons- but I also have a few that I keep for experimental colour breeding. I have three dominant drakes- well that was until around a month ago..... I have just had a great surprise when I saw some odd feathers sticking out of a half unzipped egg.

    Here in Australia its past midnight..but no way was I going to sleep until I saw this one hatched. I know the mother was a Harlequin - as they are the only ones old enough to lay at the moment... But the question I now have..is who the daddy of this little guy is. Hatched two days early...I hope that the other eggs get a wriggle on so I can see what other surprises may hatch as well.

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    I cant wait for it to fluff up...it such a gorgeous colour. I am tipping that a young blue trout drake may be the father - as he is the oldest I have. I love my Harlequins but it sure is nice to have a different colour hatching for a change. I guess I will have to separate the breeders out now if I want to hatch any for myself... but then again... a few more surprises like this wouldnt be bad at all.
     
  2. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww beautiful!
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is Mr Mullet old enough to have babies yet heheheh [​IMG]
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really is a beautiful little duck. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Congratulations! I'm waiting to see how the others look.
     
  5. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking on line for a Blue Trout drake, any pictures? Curious to see.
     
  6. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you google it im sure you will find one.
     
  7. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you google it im sure you will find one.

    Well, I did that before posting. Thinking that I couldn't be that big of an idiot, I googled again. Guess I am an idiot. I googled again and found what I was looking for the second time around. [​IMG] The hen's coloring looks a little fishy to me. [​IMG]


    http://snyderswaterfowl.webs.com/ducks 2 023.jpg
     
  8. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I will get a pic tonight... I have to rush off to work now. I do have some of him somewhere already..but will make sure I have a good one since he is all grown and looking good in his new colours. Just remember though...colour names can vary a little between Australia and the USA -

    Another has started to unzip this morning...I so wish i could set up a camera so I can watch from work...This is going to be such a long day waiting to come home and see what else may hatch.
     
  9. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh gorgeous
     
  10. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you have some more lovely surprises when you get home!
     

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