Just got my first ducklings... any idea what breed they are?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crawfosa, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. crawfosa

    crawfosa Hatching

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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum and ducks. I just picked up some week old baby ducks from someone on craigslist and I have no idea what breed or mix they are. The person I got them from bought a bunch of duck eggs to test out their incubator so they didn't have any information for me. They are still timid around me so it's hard to get pictures. Anyone have any ideas?
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  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    I don’t know much about ducks but with baby chickens I always ensure I hold them lots and pick them up to give them treats. I spend a lot of time with them and they soon get used to me. Good luck with your ducklings!
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I raise ducks, but I'm no breed expert; I merely dabble. So take this suggestion for what it's worth.

    Golden 300 hybrid layer?
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    Or maybe some other crossbreed?
     
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  4. Sue S

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    Not sure what breed they are but sooo cute!!!!!
     
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  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    And Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. lomine

    lomine Crowing

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    So cute! The one with the dark colored diamond on the head looks similar to a Silver Appleyard so that might be a possibility. The other two don't really look like it though. Maybe they came from a mixed flock and one is pure and the others are mixes. But that's just guessing. I think you'll probably have to wait until they get their adult feathers.
     
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  7. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Very cute little cluster of babies.
     
  8. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    They’re beautiful!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Gorgeous lil ones

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  10. pamelajean

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    I have no idea what you have there, but they sure are cute!!!
    Welcome to BYC! This site has some super great resources for you on this your first adventure with ducks!!!
     

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