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Learning all I can about call ducks !

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shawluvsbirds, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds Overrun With Chickens

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    So I was given a pair of calls from a friend who could no longer care for them a few months ago. I believe they are grey call ducks,any one know if I am correct? [​IMG]
     
  2. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds Overrun With Chickens

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    I named them duck and Jane lol! Jane surprised me with 13 eggs already back in Feb. Of which only three hatched. Two of the three I had to assist after 30+ hours after pipping. I am wondering why one is a different color. They were born on the first and second of April and are feathering out already now.
    The two darker ones are looking like mom,but the light one is looking almost like a Carmel color. Is it possible that he will not be the grey color at all? I have so many questions if anyone has answers! [​IMG]
     
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  3. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG][/IMG]they were so tiny!I am thinking the two dark ones are females and lighter one is male. The two dark ones have a higher peep sound and are more vocal. I'll get a recent pic to post asap,until then I look forward to your comments about them![​IMG]
     
  4. Hybridchucks

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  5. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds Overrun With Chickens

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    I know right! Thanks. They are so sweet!
     
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    [​IMG]some pics I took today
     
  8. shawluvsbirds

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    [​IMG]Toe jam!
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

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    They are very cute!!

    depending on the breeding of your call ducks you can end up with other colors, like just because these two are greys doesnt mean that their parents were greys, so random colors will 'pop' up

    i am not good with the genetics part

    it looks like maybe the yellowish one might be an apricot
     
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