Let's play "Guess the Duckling". What is this thing?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by QuackerJackFarms, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a Silver Appleyard? Because... it doesn't look like the other 3, and I've never had this breed before.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'll repost when it's fluffy, I just got excited. :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  2. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!

    Did you get eggs that you didn't know which ones were which breeds?
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, actually I bought ALL silver appleyards, and suddenly this thing pops out. LOL. I just want to know if this can happen or what it is.

    Either way I love him. [​IMG]
     
  4. duckyfromoz

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    Give it a chance to dry out at least as they can look very different once dry. The stripe along the top of the head is expected with appleyards- what are you seeing that makes you think its not an appleyard?

    Have you been helping these ones out of the eggs? Looks like they could have done with at least a few more hours even a whole day before giving assistance. They are often weak and will pretty much sleep for the first 24 hours or so when you help them- get them at the right time when the yolk is absorbed and they are pretty much running around when you pop them out.
     
  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey ducky! The others have NO black on them. This one looks totally different. And I'm too excited to wait til it dries. My bad. [​IMG]

    Yes this one pipped at the wrong end. So did one other. Tell me why they do that?
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I was just doing a bit of a search for some pics of the others for a comparison - but I cant see any quickly... This one looks pretty much how I would expect it. I only ever had one hatch from pure silver appleyards- and then a hatch of crosses nearly three years ago- but it looks good to me. I will try and find some old pics of mine. They should have black on them for sure though..
     
  7. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Ok.... [​IMG] Spot the appleyards!!!!!





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  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! That makes me wonder what the other 2 are. LOL. I'll get some pics in a few. They're almost fluffy. (The other ones.)
     
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2 with the black? I'm guessing.
     
  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait til these guys fluff and the 4th gets out so I can snap a pip. You'll see what I mean. The other 2 are silver with small, faint streaks of black. This one is covered with black. And the bill color is different too. I wonder what the 4th will come out looking like.

    Subscribe to this so I can show ya tmw.

    Cute duckies BTW!!
     

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