Mysterious Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just acquired this batch of ducks. The mama seems to be a blue swedish something. the babies all look different, some black with yellow necks, some yellowish, and some sort of green. can i tell if they are boys or girls? When can we separate some out for pets? I think they are just 4 or 5 days old. What do you think? and how do i post pictures?
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, they do. How can one kind of duck have 3 different kinds of babies, and will they all turn out that gray color? even though they vary so much now?
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Yes, they will eventually get adult feathers that will ook like your hen.
    They are all different patterns. Take a snowfdlake or a cow for example, all have different patterns that make it different than any other one.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Also they could be from a blue x blue mating.
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    what do you guys think about singling out a few (oxymoron i suppose) for pets. Maybe they could sleep inside and get attached to us. How early is too early for that? We want them to like us, but not to suffer from not enough mama duck time....?
     

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