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Dexter44

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Well a few months ago I decided to pick up a couple of ducks and when collecting them thought four was better than two.😀 Well I wasn't fussed on what breed but just picked four different ducklings.
I asked the breeder and he told me I had either Alyesbury/khaki campbell/Welsh harliquin or Saxony or any mixture of these!
Anyway as they grew one has turned a lovely grey/blue and to my untrained eye looks like a Swedish Blue?
Have a look and see what you think please.
 

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Brooke_R

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It looks like a Pekin and Blue Swedish. The other two look like a mix of maybe khaki campbells and mallards/rouens
 

cheezenkwackers

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The one colored like a blue Swedish is probably an Aylesbury mix. The gene which results in white is a gene for no color. But, white ducks can have genes for other colors and often have two black alleles. Their mixed offspring are often blue because they give one allele for black and one for white. A duck with one black allele is blue. It takes two of the recessive white alleles to be white. Anyway, they are very pretty. I agree the Khaki looking ones are probably Khaki mixes. They both look to be female to me 😃.
 

Dexter44

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Thanks for the replies. I didn't think she was a Swedish Blue as they're rare and I'm sure the breeder would have mentioned that but to my eyes there was remarkable similarities.
Unfortunately my son's bull terrier puppy killed her last week and injured one of the Khakis but she has survived with a limp. 😍 I'm going to replace her with a nice coloured duck of some sort.
I'm open to suggestions 🙂
Oh and someone mentioned females..Yes they're all supposedly female although there's no eggs yet! ( 5months old)
 

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