Mix Duck question

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

  1. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2011
    Kalama, Washington
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
    I'm not sure how it will look. Ducks are flock animals and would do best with another duck.
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    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

    Aug 31, 2009
    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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