Is my Pekin really something else?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by suburbanduckmom, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, a little back story. My husband found a single duckling wandering around a parking lot. She was fairly naked on her back and wings. He brought her home, fell in love, and named her Daisy. We did a lot of research and talked to a vet and concluded that she was a Pekin. When she was about a month old we adopted another Pekin duckling to keep her company.

    Now we notice a lot of differences between the two. I've never had ducks before. Daisy has a really large PINK bill, really long tail feathers, and a black spot on her head! Is she a mix breed?

    Here is what she looked like as a duckling?

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    Here is a picture where you can see her black spot.

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    Here you can see her pink bill

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    So is my Pekin really something else?
     
  2. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daisy is a Muscovy duck. I have a white Muscovy that looks almost identical to her, my ducks name is Daisy too:)
     
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Yep, Muscovy. Yummy. [​IMG]
     
  4. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] When will she get the red marks on her face? Are Muscovys good egg layers? I'm so excited. Tell me more about my girl!
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Muscovies usually lay large clutches in Spring and are great moms if you let them brood.
     
  7. She won't quack like most ducks, I think muscovys hiss instead. She might lay several clutches in a summer, if you have a male she will hatch them out real well too. She will be able to fly. Oh! if you haven't found this already check this out: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=130753
     
  8. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Regardless of what she is, SHE'S A KEEPER! - What a cutie. [​IMG]
     
  9. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. We love her/him dearly and can't imagine our lives without ducks now. Its amazing how something so small can become such a large part of our lives. We are very excited to see the two different ducks grow up together.


    If Daisy turns out to be a boy will it be able to breed with our female Pekin?
     
  10. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    Quote:Yep... They can mate just like 2 different kinds of chickens, or 2 different dog breeds... The picture of Daisy as a duckling is ADORABLE!!! [​IMG]
     

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