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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, Feb 8, 2009.
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So cute and precious.. Solo is going to be a happy duckling one of these days.
I took Solo out in the yard today and he stayed right on my heels! So funny, like a puppy!
Of course he see's you as his mama duck, I had one and he still thinks he's a puppy and he's 2 yrs old. and lives with all the other ducks.
Sorry to bother you guys again. I'm still trying to figure out the gender of my ducklings. Now we're at 6 1/2 weeks. It's looking like the black one might be a drake. He's a little bigger overall with bigger legs, beak, and feet. Was hoping for two ducks, but looking more like a duck and a drake. Opinions? I really appreciate your replies!
I'm only guessing, going by the foot/leg size you might be right???
I looked at the web sites that Miss Lydia gave (good sites) and googled and stared until my head started hurting....i just cant figure out the colors.
So, i tried to puzzle it out with that breeding color chart...i am still stumped.
Mostly, it is that drake! Is he silver, or self-blue/lavender? I don't think he could be anything else.
But then, i am pretty sure about the three females that were with him. The black and white pied is clear(not shown in these pictures, but in an earlier post). I think the one you'll thought was lilac does look lilac, especially now that i know that lilac is chocolate with one dilute gene. We named her milk chocolate. The duck that brooded the eggs sure looks like a chocolate pied to me.
But then, what are her babies? The girl has some faint cream (super light brown) lacing on some feathers...so she will be a cream or maybe a self-blue/lavender, right? And the boy completely confuses me, maybe he is a simple chocolate, but maybe a blue-fawn.
So, genetically, what does that make the drake?
The Daddy? sorry I couldn't resist. I have a beautiful fawn colored duck so maybe your going to have one too, I'm having trouble getting the color of your drake in my head pics just don't do it for me.