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Mixed Duck identification help??? And is this in fact a Black Swedish?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wealdooo, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. wealdooo

    wealdooo Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got this duckling to day at TSC (3 days old, max, they said) along with a mallard and two white crested ducks. And it looks just like our 2 week old White Pekin did, but has black spots. I assumed that it's a mix, is that correct? Any ideas what it's mixed with??

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    Also, this is one of our 2 week olds. I thought it was a Black swedish because of it being all black, black beak, and yellow chest. But today I saw pictures of some Cayugas that looked similar. I would just like other opinions of whether or not this is a Black Swedish.

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    - Thank you!!
     
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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt the one is a mix since hatcheries don't sell mix breeds and thats where TSC gets theirs from. It could be ancona, magpie or a poorly marked, well many breeds.

    Does the black stand that upright all the time? If so, I'd say runner.
     
  3. wealdooo

    wealdooo Out Of The Brooder

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    I honestly couldn't really understand what you meant by standing upright, so I uploaded a private video of the duck walking. Hopefully this helps:


    And for the duckling, thank you for that information. It does look a bit like an Ancona even though they seem to usually have more black on their backs. But it does have that little black right above the beak that I noticed on most Anconas. Thank you so much!
     
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  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say runner.

    See how the runner duckling stands up with the belly almost vertical.
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    And swedish belly more horizontal to the ground
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  5. wealdooo

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    And as far as TSC not doing mixes, this is the breeds they claim to carry yet I have two white crested ducks I just got there today so I'm not really listening to what they claim to carry anymore.

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  6. wealdooo

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    Oh okay. Well, when we first got it, it looked exactly like the pictures of the swedish.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    All Mallard derived breeds can carry the crested gene. It could be a crested Pekin.
     
  8. wealdooo

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  9. wealdooo

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    white crested is the same as a crested pekin.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    White crested ducks are not the same as pekins. A white crested duck usually weighs around 6 pounds - 7 pounds while a crested pekin weighs quite a bit more than that.
     

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