New duck (VIDEO)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ladycrotalus, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it?

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    My neighbor volunteered my name to take her because his friend didnt want her to be alone when a fox got his drake. I asked him how old she was and he said he had her for 3 years and her and the drake never had eggs. Her quack is really soft and raspy sounding so i dunno. I asked him what kind she was before i actually got a look at her/him because it was in a white bag. He said its a female mallard, but it dont look like the pics on google.

    I recorded its voice, its the muffled sounding quack
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Not a mallard. Totally gorgeous though.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
  3. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Heinz 57? Runner/Rouen? Whatever - she's awfully cute.
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ok , well im pretty sure if he hasnt gotten eggs in three years and the voice is raspy its a Drake. Looks like a Mallard or Rouen as the father and maybe a Magpie or dark coled runner as the mom? He is at least half rouen or mallard with the coloration on the head. I know ive seen a duck like that before i just cant remember where [​IMG]
     
  5. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the rouen/runner mix thought. One was given to me as a "rescue" duck from a community pond at mobile home park and had similar markings/color. The pond had the rouen and fawn runners but then, also looked like some pekin swimming around. But the picture looks more slender necked like that of a runner. My avatar is my white runner hen Half & Half.
     
  6. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do drakes sport those curly tail feathers all the time or only in breeding season? My duck book doesnt say.
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I don't think it has runner or rouen in it though hard to tell unless you get us a picture of it standing up. I would say magpie mix of some kind but it could be lots of things.
     
  8. What an unusual duck! Gorgeous!
    Goatwalker is right about it being a male, not every breed gets a drake feather. I forget which ones don't. But no eggs and no quack mean drake for sure.
     
  9. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like 'she' is really a HE! And I'm going to say I'm leaning more towards a Pekin and mallard or rouen cross, because Fawn & white runners have very symmetrical patterns, and on all of mine they only have a white ring on their neck, and a few white flight feathers. So it really wouldn't explain the white patches all over the duck.

    Plus, runners give their offspring a really funky, THIN body shape. Even my large breed Silver Appleyard crossed with runners are skinny. But cute nonetheless. [​IMG]
     
  10. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been more into the chickens then the ducks but they grew on me, i just wish they werent so dirty. But the thought of this one being a drake has me excited for ducklings. [​IMG]
     

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