Need Help w/ Breed ID

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by christylynne11, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I ordered 2 Blue Swedish females from my local feed store. I am attaching pictures of what I received. Their feathers are just starting to come in, but they do not look like my previous blue Swedish. One of them has a white streak on its head. As babies, they had unusual white/cream patches. Shouldn't they only have a white bib? Today I went to pick up the blue Swedish male that I ordered, but they tried to sell me a black Swedish and insisted it was blue. At least that one looked like a Swedish duck. So, do I have unusual Swedish ducks, another breed of duck, or maybe some kind of cross-breed?
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They are def the right color just mismatched white. Do you know what hatchery they came from? @MagpieDucks Yes they should only have a white bib. They are very pretty!
     
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  3. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Duck Addict

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    Agreed. Just some extra white on them.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Hey I’m getting better :p lol. Just don’t go far @MagpieDucks
     
  5. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    No, the feed store doesn't tell us what hatcheries they use. Guess they don't want us ordering directly.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Look like hatchery quality Swedish to me. If you want quality birds you'll need to find a breeder.
     
  7. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I did for my Ancona. There happens to be a local breeder here, but the Blue Swedish are difficult to find.
     
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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    I see. Quality Swedish seem to be hard to find in general. They should be fairly large as well as good markings.
     
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