Need help identifying ducklings....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CrystaBub, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Hi - I'm brand new to raising ducks. I bought 2 ducklings at TSC 3 weeks ago and I believe they are about 4 weeks old. I'm posting a link to a youtube video because I need help determining the breed of one of them. If anyone would be so kind to review and provide thoughts, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    The lighter of the 2 (Gabby) I believe is a fawn and white Indian Runner - her fawn colored feathers came in this week. The more yellow duckling (Jabby) is the one that I can't figure out - is it a runner or pekin or what???? Help :)

     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Welcome to BYC I'd like to see closer pics hard to see them real well.

    I don't know what your temps are there but they need warmth till fully feathered. Are you keeping them in a brooder?

    They sure are cuties!
     
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  3. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Thanks for the reply Miss Lydia. They stay indoors in our bathroom with a heater - we just let them out this one day to run around the yard - we had a ONE day break of winter! Can't wait til the real Spring weather kicks in and they can play outside more. I'm posting another video to see if it helps - it hasn't finished loading yet so give it a few minutes. Thanks so much for taking a look!

     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's just so sweet when they follow us like we're their mommy's

    I am pretty sure Gabby is fawn and white Runner not sure if Jabby is a Runner couldn't get a good look at her bill My Runners when tiny had distinct bill shape from other breeds. slight curved. They sure look healthy.

    Maybe @ViolinPlayer123 Has an idea I see she looked too.
     
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  5. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Beware of the MAN-GOOSE

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    I'm stuck on this one. Your correct in the Runner but Jabby seems to similar in size to be a Pekin. You might have to wait this one out. :)
     
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  6. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    It really is sweet! What's so surprising to me is that they have distinct personalities. I had no idea that I was going to fall in love so hard! :) Thanks again for taking a look. I guess that I'll know for sure in a few weeks.
     
  7. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    I'm kind of leaning towards a Pekin, but it's hard tell.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's size that is also throwing me off you'd think if Jabby was Pekin she would be larger than Gabby being she is Runner. But also take a look at their legs where they sit under their body Runners legs are set close other domestics are set farther apart.
     
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  9. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    OH that's something I can look for! I'll post when I finally figure this out hahaha!
     
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  10. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    That's the same thing I was thinking!
     
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