Just got new ducks...what are they?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keyt1969, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just picked up 4 new ducks. Not sure of the sex but I believe I have 3 females and a male. The lady I bought them from just called them "farm ducks" lol


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    The two on the left are my cayugas

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    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They are gorgeous colours..And " farm ducks would describe them well. They do look to be crossbreeds with those colouring patterns. Also I think from what I can see- it may actually be 3 males and one female. How many of them have little curly feathers just above their tails?? Looks like the three with the orange bills are the drakes- and the one with the dark bill is female.
     
  3. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just got them and it's dark so I haven't looked at them well. I was afraid we had more than one male. I didn't know anything about the different color bills. Oh boy I'm SO confused lol. I'll look better in the morning.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  4. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Never saw a real farm duck myself, but I am going to second the motion from duckyfromoz, I see 3 drakes and 1 hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like what we call "Heinz 57" here in the UK. aka 57 varieties! Very pretty colouring though. Probably good utility ducsks (layers/meat) and very hardy. I vote 3 boys and a girl too! Not a good ratio:(
     
  6. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We raised ducks for many years. You will note the curl at the back of the duck? The curl
    was a male with our ducks. The female has a straight feathered back...no curl. Hope this helps. Aria
     
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Maybe a runner/swedish/? mix? Very pretty!
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can definitely see some runner in them and not all runner ducks with yellow bills mean male, but, in your case, it probably does. Also, I think I see some feathers curling on at least two, possibly three. I also see fifth and sixth duck in the photo that looks like a male mallard and a pekin/white mallard. Do you have other ducks?
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  9. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have a male and female cayuga, 3 female and 1 male call and a male runner. So now my ratio is 6 males to 5 females. Guess I better find somewhere to trade at least 2 of those new ones because my others are NOT going anywhere lol
     
  10. spydertoys

    spydertoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes..you can clearly see the "sex feather"..3 boys and one girl.
     

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