Mystery ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ThreeWillows, May 30, 2017.

  1. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20170530_171216.jpg Shipped to me as hatching eggs for Silver Appleyard calls, which is not what they are... So, what the heck are they? :confused: If I had to guess, I'd say maybe Australian Spotted? Cute little fellas, anyway.
     

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  2. Chickenlover2017

    Chickenlover2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I am unsure on what they are they sure are cute what I would do is Google the breed you think it is look at pictures and if they look a like then you can assume that is the breed or go to the vet they should be able to tell good luck raising them!
     
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  3. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I would love input from someone with genetics know-how on the down color patterns. That would be a clue. They came from small eggs, so they are bantams or calls of some sort.
     
  4. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  5. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, now that I've found the paperwork from the egg sale, I'm not so sure of this whole thing. The listed types of ducks owned/sold are as follows: Call ducks--grey, white, ancona, butterscotch, blue fawn, snowy, appleyard. So, those are the possibilities. All calls all the time.
     
  6. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meh, scratch that last. Found pics of parent stock. Not calls.


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  7. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck in question on left: IMG_20170626_205202.jpg
     
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  8. chickens really

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    Mini Appleyard.....Bantam breed....
     
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  9. ThreeWillows

    ThreeWillows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's what the one on the right is. The one on the left has eye stripes, so it is light restricted mallard genetically, i think. I have been reading Dave Holderread. But, what I cant figure out is this: is it a poor quality appleyard call, or an Australian spotted, or a mix? :confused:
     

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