Isn't She A Pretty Girl & What A Handsome Boy!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe you all could help me out to figure out what breed of ducks I have. I've seen a few runners on here but none look like my male "Ming-Ming", and I haven't seen a domestic mallard like my "Oreo". Anyways, aren't they beautiful and handsome, and a good looking couple! I do hope I get some ducklings out of them, it will be interesting seeing their markings.

    This is Oreo, female she was born with a birth defect, her left leg stays positioned up as if she is always holding it. But she is beautiful!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66568_img00330-20100905-1908_2.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66568_img00339-20100905-1921.jpg

    Now this is the handsome boy named "Ming-Ming", does he look like a Fawn/White Indian Runner or what breed does he look like, he doesn't look tall and lengthy like the other runners I've seen.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66568_img00332-20100905-1909.jpg

    And the good looking couple, hopefully ma, and pa to be
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/66568_img00338-20100905-1921.jpg
     
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are cute i wish i had a duck my dad said maby next spring
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mom is either a mallard or rouen...maybe even mixed.

    Dad looks like a buff/runner mix, but that is just a guess on my part.

    Hopefully mom's defect was something due to conditions in the egg and not something genetic.
     
  4. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 1st when he started getting his adult feathers I was leaning more to the buff but then I saw the runners and he looked like those but didn't have the staighter neck/body like the full blooded runners do. I love his markings. The mom, she was the only one out of all the ducklings when we got her with the foot like that, so I'm thinking something to do with the development in the egg.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    He's too dark to be a fawn and white runner. He's also too 'heavy' to be a full runner. Mom is a rouen.
     
  6. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that Ming-Ming is a runner cross and I'm thinking that his coloring resembles an Emery Penciled Runners. Oreo is either a Mallard, a Rouen or a cross between the two.
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are precious. I love the underdogs. I have a 1 eyed duck, 1 with a deformed beak, 1 dwarf duck (very tiny) and his feet are soooo small he stumbles all the time, and an elderly goose with bad arthritis (I adopted him that way). Something makes these the most special to me.
     
  8. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he looks like a blue fawn pied cross, very pretty, I would definately use him for my breeding project (introducing the pied gene into call ducks in Australia)
     
  9. afinney

    afinney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    female looks like a rouen
    male looks like a runner cross
     

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