Mystery Ducks. Can you figure out what they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuckLover2399, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Ok so my ducklings have started growing their feathers, and they are growing in light brown and dark brown. The man i bought them from said they were going to be white. So i assumed they were going to be pekins. Well i came upon this picture.[​IMG]And there feathers coming in look exactly like the striped ones. So i thought maybe some of you experianced duck owners/breeders would now what these ducks are. Hope i find out what they are. [​IMG]
     
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  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Please people post!!!! Ur gonna make me [​IMG]!
     
  3. lac1975

    lac1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had gotten some ducklings last year, one each that ended up looking like the striped one and the more solid colored with the neck band. They were the domesticated version of the mallard called Rouen (sp?). The striped is female and neck band is a drake. There is also another very similar, it is the Welsh harlequin. They were very pretty and friendly, would eat out of my hand. Hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
  4. lac1975

    lac1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also,my drake had the striped look while was a juvenile. He started getting his neck band and green head in about Aug or Sept when he was 5-6 mos old.
     
  5. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color were they as babies?
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do yours have that upright stance? Been years since I had Indian Runners, but those look like they have some runner in them. Maybe runner/mallards?
     

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