Mallard ducklings question

hebertchick12

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 2, 2014
148
11
68
Raceland, LA
Our ducklings are about 3 weeks old. Yesterday I noticed one has a very distinct white ring around its neck. Is there any significance to this, such as with gender or something? We have raised mallard ducklings before and had males, but never noticed this type of marking this early.









 
Last edited:

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,213
2,820
551
Southern New England
These look like Muscovy babies to me - cuties! I am not a Muscovy person, wish I could offer ideas . . . I have never read that a neck ring is significant for telling drake from duck, but I may have missed that.
 

hebertchick12

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 2, 2014
148
11
68
Raceland, LA
I'm pretty sure they are mallards. The breeder we bought them from didn't have Muscovies. And I did some research and read that Muscovies don't have that brown eyepatch that these do. As, ducklings they do look very similar though.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom