Looks like I got a whoops!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-R-Us, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This duckling just hatched out of one of my Pekin eggs 4 days late, Looks like Mr Muscovy snuck over to the Pekin pen. Actually, I caught him in there chasing around one of my hens. I didn't realize that he had caught her. I have hatched out a dozen pekins recently and this is the only mix.

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    Here are some of her brooder mates, I had 3 calls, 6 magpie, 2 cayuga, 3 "mayuga's" (MagpieXCayuga), and 3 pekins hatch out this week with her.

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  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Dumb question; how can you tell? Body shape?
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:i was gonna ask the same thing
     
  4. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mainly the bill, she has a muscovy bill, and of course the color. A pure pekin would not have any black in its feathers. The Muscovy drake that bred the hen is white with just a little black on his head like this duckling.

    Here is a picture of a pekin and the pekinXmuscovy ducklings. The mixed duckling is not all the way fluffed out yet. The pekin is also 4 days older. But notice how pink the bill is on the mixed duckling compared to the pekin duckling.

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    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Cool; thanks for the info. She's really cute, at any rate [​IMG]
     
  6. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    They're precious! [​IMG] You take beautiful pics!
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Arent Pekin x Scovies one of the top meat birds??

    Cute anyway [​IMG] and that bill just yells scovie. Stinky old scovie boy .
     
  8. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    They are all very cute... makes me want some ducklings.... spring... hurry up and get here..... : )
     
  9. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice you have the shelf liner in your brooder. How do you clean them? I had some in my brooder and couldn't get it clean.

    I sure would like a bator!
     
  10. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just wash them out daily with dish soap I have by my wash sink. Also about every three days I will use bleach. With both, I do rinse heavily with cold water just to make sure all the soap or bleach is gone before it goes back in with the ducklings. As they get older, I change it twice a day.
     

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