Mallard ducklings question

ladyh

Songster
6 Years
Mar 9, 2015
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This is my first mallard hatch.. Some or brown multi colored others are yellow. I only have male and female pair of mallards. Does the color indicate sex or color when grown?
 

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ladyh

Songster
6 Years
Mar 9, 2015
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New Mexico
Thanks for trying... I was hoping for someone that had experience with mallard chicks to know the difference why some are yellow and others are that brown streak.
 

ladyh

Songster
6 Years
Mar 9, 2015
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New Mexico
I'm wondering if the yellow ones are hybrids. I just can't image a male muscovy mounting a small mallard female. If that's the case, then the yellows are sterile.
 

ladyh

Songster
6 Years
Mar 9, 2015
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New Mexico
Do you know the size of a muscovy drake? They are HUGE...about 15 lbs or more..he is huge. the mallard female is tiny..about 1.5 lbs.
 

cluckintexan

Chirping
Apr 30, 2017
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I would think the possibility of cross breeding would exist for them, but the size difference could pose some issues... then again it could make it easier... less of a fight with that much weigh...
 

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