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need help with a rescue

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by groleau6, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    My family and I rescued these two little cuties, and plan on keeping them. I am just curious if anyone can help me identify the darker breed, and can maybe tell me how to sex them. I am guessing they are around 2 to 2 1/2 weeks old, but I could be wrong. Any help would be great.
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  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like a rouen and a pekin. Could only vent sex at that age .

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I agree with Clint on breed, before trying to vent sex be sure to get as much info as possible, since they can be injured if not done right. Sure are cute
     
  4. DucksnDaffodils

    DucksnDaffodils Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable! I agree the darker one is a Rouen, and my guess would be that they are older than 2 weeks. Possibly 3-4. If that is so, then in a few weeks, you should be able to start telling the gender by their voices!
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ditto

    And on their behalf - thank you!

    Welcome to Duckdom! Have you kept ducks before? There are helpful Stickies - the link is at the top of the Duck Forum.
     
  6. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't kept ducks before. Thank you for helping me identifying them. Older than 3 weeks? really? even with no feathers? hmm....I need to research better. When you said you could tell by their voices what did you mean?
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Girl ducks may start quacking or honking (my runners honked a bit at first) at about three weeks. Boys continue to peep a little longer, I think, and then develop a whaspy voice.

    I am trying to remember - I think tail feathers came in first on my runners. Got any little stubs of tail feathers coming in?

    Seems to me they size up really fast, and then feathers start coming in - they get really interesting looking. Here are mine at - I want to say six weeks.

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  8. desertdarlene

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    Oh how cute. Yes, Pekin and Rouen. Where did you find them? I hope they weren't dumped. We get people dumping ducklings that age at our lake, too. :(
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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  10. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    They were being returned to TSC but the lady didn't have their paperwork because she said her ex bought them for their kid and she didn't want them. The staff said they wouldn't take them back. She just up and left them in the parking lot. The mother inside me wouldn't stand for that so I took them home and put them in with my RIR chicks. I was a little worried about aggression issues (I have heard they can be finicky with chickens), but they are the sweetest things and all get along so well.
    Amiga your little ones are so cute. Were they outside full time at that age? They are starting to get a puff where their tales will be now and I see a few sprouts.
    I am looking forward to another new adventure. Thanks all for your help!
     

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