Is this a Buff or something else...?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Landerpants, Jun 15, 2017.

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  1. Landerpants

    Landerpants Just Hatched

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    We recently bought 4 "female" ducks from a guy on Craigslist- 2 buff and 2 fawn runners. The 2 buff I am not convinced are buff. They were sold to me as 3 month old females. As far as bill and feather coloring go, they appear female to me, but one of them appears to be getting a drake feather- that or bed head... again, feathering and bill colors are the same

    So- are these buff, and are either or both male???

    Thank you so much!
     

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  2. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thosecertentally look buff.And, Unfortentally, It a looks like ALL of the four ducks are indeed drakes...
     
  3. Landerpants

    Landerpants Just Hatched

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    Eesh. How can you tell?! The runners especially. What are the features that identify them as male to you? I thought the orange vs yellow/green bill meant duck rather than drake.

    Thanks!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I do not see Drakes?....Yes that is a Buff Orpington....
     
  5. Landerpants

    Landerpants Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the help identifying, very appreciated! They don't look like drakes to you?
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    No.....Not from your photos anyways....If the QUACK Hens...Rasp Drakes...The Buff is a Hen for sure...
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Buff would be a Drake if getting darker grey head and white collar...Raspy voice ...Pictures are hard to really tell?..
     
  8. Landerpants

    Landerpants Just Hatched

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    I've had a really hard time telling with the quacks. I have a handful I know for sure are gals, and I've watched videos online with quacks. Seems like voices are pretty different from breed to. Rees and I'm not good at picking out the rasp. These buffs just chatter a lot, waddling around with the "work work work" vocalization all the time. Would different pics help with identifying? Or a video of them talking?

    Thanks so much I really, really your time.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Pictures...I have Buff
     
  10. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The bills on the Runners are yellow, Male...
    The Buffs I can see Gray starting on there heads.
     

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