Is Xerxes a pure Mallard or Muscovy/Mallard cross?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by araucanasmom, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at Xerxes next to Niblet, I am not sure which he is.

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    Niblet is on the left and Xerxes is on the right.

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    Xerxes side.
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    Xerxes under tail.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He looks pure to me
     
  3. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that he has all his feathers in, here's more pictures. He has barring on his back and above his wings. He is very quiet and has not quacked at all.
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  4. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    he looks pure to me. could be an eclipsed male. my little guy was very quiet, he also had his peeps longer then the females
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Does not look like a muscovy cross. Is there any possibility that he is crossed with one of the mallard derived breeds?
     
  6. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was supposed to be a blue pied muscovy. As far as I know the place I got the eggs from only had mallards and muscovy. We also hatched a cross breed, she has markings like a pied muscovy with no caruncles and some mallard patterned feathers.
     

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