My Birds with their fancy fall plumage. :P

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aduckstolemyheart, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I would post a few of the birds. Been a while since I shared. Everyone always asks what colors my runners are. And for most of them, I have to answer...I don't know. lol They change colors with every molt, and don't seem to fit any one color or another. Both of the Runner drakes heads have darkened into this beautiful dark grey/brown color. Anyway, here's the group today while I was filling pools.

    Group of Runners:
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    Of my hens Lucky. I thought I finally decided she was Apricot Dusky, now I don't know for sure.
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    Decoy. I don't know WHAT to call this color:
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    Skillet, thought he was blue...
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    The (Pekin/Swede?) babies Izzy hatched this year, Deuce (white with black) and Wonder:
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    My Pekins:
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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love 'em all!
     
  3. kippy2

    kippy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are sooooooo pretty
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful. My mutt duck was blue when I got him, but is getting more red/brown mixed in as time goes by. I hope he'll end up with skillets color, I think it's gorgeous!
     
  5. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I can't wait to hatch some of their eggs next summer. If I get enough takers for eggs or babies at least. Can't add but one to my flock this time, and it has to be a hen. As is I am going to have to rehome one of my Pekin/Swede drakes, as I have too many. [​IMG]
     
  6. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's how both of the runner drakes started, as blue, but got the reddish/brown tint as time went on. It's been so neat to watch them change! I'm sure yours will be gorgeous no matter what!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are all so pretty but I love that penkin/swede mix.
     
  8. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Miss Lydia! I am always amazed at how pretty they turned out for mixed ducks.
     
  9. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty. Had been debating breeding my duck, but maybe the hybrids would turn out really pretty like yours!
     
  10. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbyduckmom,

    What kinds do you have?
     

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