Mix Duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nakstk, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of our has two pairs of ducks, one pair of Pekin and one pair of Black runners. He just (2 days ago) hatched some ducklings I am wanting to get one or some. He is not sure if the ducklings are pure bred or if they are mixed. His Pekin drake is quite dominate. I am wondering A) what will they look like if they are mixed? B) is it okay to just get 1 duckling and keep it with my chickens after it is fully grown or should I get 2?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not sure how it will look. Ducks are flock animals and would do best with another duck.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They would be happier if you get 2- go for solid coloured dark ones if you want pure runners ( if there are any ) Any with a yellow chest or mixture of dark down as well as patches of white are more likely to be a mix. Any that are pure yellow are most likely to be pure Pekin. Thats just a rough guide- genetics can surprise at times.
     
  4. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just throwing my two cents in, but I think your friend should have a few more hens in the flock!
    And if you want ducks, definitely get two, I feel sorry for lone ducks.
    If you get some ducklings, pics would be appreciated!!!!!![​IMG]
     

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