My newest "Pequin" ducklings (Pekin x Welsh Harlequin)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DiamondSwan, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Free Ranging

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    These little cuties survived hurricane Irma and hatched 9/17/17! Mama duck (Gucky) wouldn't sit on the eggs if I moved her, so I had Heather (wannabe mama) egg-sit them in the garage during the hurricane. Gucky took her nest back afterwards. There are 5 ducklings, and somehow 2 guinea eggs got in the nest. I decided to give them all hurricane names: Stormy, Gusty, Breezy, Windy, Rain, Whisp, and Whirl. :) Sadly, one of our dogs got a hold of Heather a few days ago. She was a special hen and will always be remembered. These babies wouldn't have survived without Heather.

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    (Mama.)

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    (Daddy.)

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    ~Thank you, Heather, for saving these precious babies.~
     
  2. The Angry Hen

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    Hello There,

    Goodness! What beautiful babies! They are so precious and a lovely cross indeed. I am sorry for your loss of Heather, may she rest peacefully. And too funny how the Guinea eggs got in the nest! Adorable they all are. Congratulations on your collection of sweeties.

    Have a nice day and best wishes, God bless!

    Sincerely,
    -The Angry Hen
     
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  3. DiamondSwan

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    Thank you. :hugs :)
     
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  4. Duckworth

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    Adorable ducklings! I'm sorry for your loss of Heather. Her legacy is those sweet ducklings and chicks.
     
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    Thank you. :) Yes, she's a real hero. :woot
     
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    Look how big they are already!! :eek:(3 weeks old.)

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    And these are my Welshies I got from Metzer 2 years ago. :love

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    This is them now (along with my Pekins)

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  7. Omg..... I want ducklings again:love your babies are so cute!!!
     
  8. DiamondSwan

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    Thanks. :) Yeah, duckies are so irresistible. :love
     
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    And here they are at 16 weeks!! :D

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    The black one is getting his green head feathers, and blue wing bars like a Welsh Harlequin. :)
     
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