Miniature and Double-Crested Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by christylynne11, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Just wanted to share a couple pics of my double-crested Cayuga-Rouen mix next to the Rouen cross that hatched the same day. I had bred my 2 Rouens, but ended up with mostly black and blue ducklings from them. Their size and color leads me to believe that a random call duck had a rendezvous with my Rouen female since the only adult male in my yard is a Rouen.

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They are adorable. Make sure to give your duckling supplemental niacin. I’d rec Nutritional yeast. If your feeding chick started. They need the extra niacin to have strong legs and healthy brains. 1 Tab per each cup of feed
     
  3. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I always start my babies with supplements. The blue ducklings are tiny comparatively because the drake was an unknown wild duck. I'm 99% sure it was a loose call duck.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Too bad he didn’t stick around would have been nice to have seen this traveling salesman.
     
  5. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I guess he wasn't interested in living in a pen with just 3 ducks. I had a female Cayuga, female Rouen, and male Rouen roaming during the day but a coyote stole my cayuga while they were out enjoying the yard.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Aww sorry for your loss. :(
     
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  7. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I've started to get used to it. My flock of 13 quickly dropped to 2 thanks to predators (especially the fox family living behind my house). I am now rebuilding my flock with a new closed-in chain-link pen with a 12" wood border around the base. I've hatched about 80 ducklings this season, working towards my new flock. All I need now is a WH female.
     
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  8. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Updated photo of the babies at nearly 3 weeks. All hatched the same day.
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Precious little and big ones :love
     
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  10. katiebrock

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    The big one and the little ones hatched on the same day?
     
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