Is my "runt" a call duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by venymae, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Scooter (center) was the only small duck in a mixed bin at TSC. He is literally half the size of his companions now. Could he be a call duck? What other small breeds of duck are there?
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  2. WhiteWyan

    WhiteWyan Songster

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    Definitely looks like a call duck!
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Most likely a Welsh Harlequin... could be bantam Silver Appleyard, but doubtful TSC would ever get those or Call ducklings.... Call ducklings do not ship well, and if in a box with standard ducklings, wouldn't make it to destination location...
     
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  4. lomine

    lomine Crowing

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    Are they all the same age?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Does not look like a Call to me. Just a younger Duckling from the bin..
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Sure are pretty ducklings:love
     
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  7. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Thanks for your input Ravyn! I'll look those up. He was the only one of his kind in the duck bin, and I went the day after they got their shipment in. So, I was wondering if he was an "oops" breed. This is my first time having ducks, so I'm on a biiiiiiiiiig learning curve still! :lol:

    Yes, they are the same age! The photo is a bit old, but they are around three weeks old now. The size difference is even more obvious now, especially with the pekin.


    Thanks for all the complements guys! The ducks are super fun :hugs
     
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  8. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    Not a call. Either a younger duckling or a runt. Some do not thrive as well as others and will take longer to grow and catch up.
     
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  9. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Thanks for your input! I'm pretty sure they are the same age, so he very well may be the runt. I hope he does well, he's a very snuggly bird and loves to swim (we blow dry them afterwards so they don't chill!). By far my favorite. Sunflower isn't very friendly, and Chomper...well she bites! Haha. But Scooter is a love bug. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Kruchti

    Kruchti Chirping

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    Love the names!
     

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