mallard babies coloring

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by priszilla, May 25, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

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    we have 21 mallard ( or mallard cross) ducklings out in the yard with their 2 mommys- they have regular mallard drakes and our 2 half mallard half runner duck drakes as (overambitious) suitors.I am wondering if there is a way to tell by chick coloring which are pure and which are crossed. The babies range from black to yellow with faint markings- with every variation in between. they areadorable- we managed to pen up one of the moms' and her babies for their safety.Trying to figure out a way to secure the other one. We also have 2 more baby ducklings, from t he chicken hen that stole our runner duck's nest-Anyone want some ducks??[​IMG]
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

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    wish you lived near Ma i would take a few ducklings in a heart beat to go with my lonely mallard duckling . He thinks hes a chick becasue i have him with a few OEGB chicks lol
     
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

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    Post pics maybe i can help ID pures. where do live? Your feed store or Tractor supply or where ever you got the parents would probably pay for them.
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    pics would help
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    Pics would be great! Nice clear ones so we can see every facial stripe. [​IMG]
     

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