My Anconas came this evening!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aineheartsyou, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are! I ordered 15 but 1 was DOA [​IMG] I emailed them before I even left the PO and they are going to credit me for the duckling.

    I think I got 2 blacks, 1 blue, 2 lavender? 1 solid white? and a bunch of chocolates [​IMG]
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    The lil blue one
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  2. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So cute [​IMG]
     
  3. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my GOSH, Lainey! They are sooo cute!!!!

    When I asked about lavenders, they said they didn't have a lot of breeding lavenders, so if one by chance hatches, they would keep it.

    Your blue one is addddoooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrable!!!!!

    How exciting. Did you know that the Anconas came pure white??? It is kind of fun to have a pure white one, though I will admit, I was a BIT disappointed at first.

    I LOVE the one you have that has LOTS of black on him/her.....adorable!

    I am so happy for US! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Gorgeous....that is not a white (they do not exist) it is a silver...a very light one. Congrats and a big huggle for that blue. where did you order yours from?
     
  5. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did not know if Anconas came in white or not....SILVER? That makes me soooo happy, since I got one, too!

    Lainey........SO happy.
     
  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really subtle blues then maybe? I think one of the ones I originally thought was a chocolate might be a black and I am not 100% convinced the white one is actually white, it seems kind of creamier than the yellow parts on the other ducklings *shrugs* gonna have to wait and see [​IMG]
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yes it is a grey looking marking usually when the duck is grown folks often confuse the silver with a lavender especially if the lav is light colored. Yours looks to be very pale and should be beautiful. A solid white is near to impossible to get because of the required recessive white genes and the Anconas are so colored heavy in gene makeup it would be a one in a 1/2 million odds if possible at all. [​IMG]


    Scroll down the ancona pics and you will see a silver....this is Aurora Springs' website [​IMG]

    http://worthitfarms.jigsy.com/waterfowl
     
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  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    The silver is a diuted blue and they will have a blue undertone the lavender has a brown undertone [​IMG]
     
  9. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know....I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!
     
  10. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple more pics [​IMG]

    comparing black with chocolate
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    and my "white" one
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