Mixed duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed duckling of unknown parentage. Everyone was thinking Muscovy by the baby pics but obviously it is not. I have no idea what it is. Will it get a drake curl if it is male? It only has a peep, sort of muscovyish sound when picked up. No quack and doesn't sound like my male runners did. Any ideas on breed?

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  2. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    If it has muscovy in it then i dont think it will get the tail curl. Im still thinking muscovy X mallard cross.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I think its a boy. That makes 1 girl 5 boys. [​IMG] It is 9 weeks and about the size of my muscovy female who is about 14 weeks.
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Luck of the draw i guess. There has been a couple adds for muscovies in our area. Maybe you could ask for a trade? Or freezer camp and then breed the one female you do have and hope for better odds?
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was planning on freezer camp but someone on BYC is interested in my excess drakes. I think I will just keep a pair and wait til spring for ducklings.
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Just PM'ed you.
     
  7. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Great markings!
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, he is pretty I just wish it was a girl.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Reminds me so much of Opie especially his chest colors, wonder if he is muscovy crossed with something?
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looked like a muscovy as a duckling. I got him from someone who bought him at a flea market. Down here, he probably is a muscovy cross.
     

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