Is this a Mallard?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Hi Guys,

    I know the rule for stripes when it comes to Mallards v Rouens, but what do you think about this little guy? He's only got one stripe...

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  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Muscovy? [​IMG]
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, he looks muscovy. Perhaps a mule?
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    hmm muscovy.... that makes things interesting, esp when trying to figure out how big he will be....
     
  5. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugly duck. I mean muscovy. [​IMG]
     
  6. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's adorable, that's what he is! [​IMG]

    Just outta curiosity, what is the stripe rule?

    P.S. Love your icon & your website!
     
  7. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Muscovy.......post pics when he's older.(if you still have him)
     
  8. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy!! You lucky duck!
     
  9. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking he must be a muscovy...
     
  10. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say muscovy too. They usually have the lone stripe (unless they are a solid color). Plus, if you look at the tip of the bill, they have an unusually large bean, which tends to get larger as they grow.
    Here's a picture of my youngest Muscovy ducklings. You can compare them to your's, or at least the facial striping and the shape of the bill.

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