New Duckies - ID Help?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Futz, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Futz

    Futz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2016
    So last night while in the Tractor Supply picking out pullets, I couldn't resist going to the duck bin as well. I asked the lady if they knew what breeds were in the bin and she said that all of them were Mallards. Argh! No, they weren't all Mallards. I don't know duck breeds very well, but I know enough to be able to tell that. Or at least I think I do, ha! So please correct me if I'm wrong, and I did indeed bring home two Mallards. I'm hoping the little black one is a Cayuga or a Runner. The yellow one though....maybe an Ancona? I just hope, despite the breed, that I ended up with two females. I got lucky on the last two and ended up with a male and female. The male turned out to be a Khaki Cambell and the female I'm guessing is a Rouen or Rouen/Mallard mix. She's a good egg layer whatever she is.

    So I had to edit the photo with the black duckling to show him a little better. He is so dark he comes out as a black blob in my pics. There is maybe a very faint bit of yellow fluff on his chest, but it is really hard to see. Bill and legs are completely black.

    Here are Stella and Sam, just now a year old.

  2. lomine

    lomine Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    Super cute! Defiantly not mallards. I agree will your guess on Ancona and Cayuga. Cayugas can have a little yellow on the chest. If the store can tell you what hatchery they came from you could look up what they offer and verify they have those breeds.

    I'd say based on size Stella is a Rouen. A Mallard would be smaller than a KC.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I am with @lomine
  4. Futz

    Futz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2016
    Awesome! [​IMG] Thanks for the input! Now the gender waiting game...But until then, I will enjoy their cute fluffiness.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They sure are adorable so are your adults. Congrats!!

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