New duckling Mama! ❤️ Any idea what breed? ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mybackyardgals, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. mybackyardgals

    mybackyardgals In the Brooder

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    I purchased these three sweethearts a week ago from tractor supply. They are my first ducklings and I absolutely LOVE them!!!
    I’ve been reading lots of the posts but have not been able to figure out what breed they may be... or how old.
    Any advise would be wonderful!!
     

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  2. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Ancona, Magpie, Pied Muscovy or crossbred maybe
     
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  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    We can eliminate muscovy if they are from tractor supply and also crossbred because TS gets their birds from a hatchery.
     
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  4. mybackyardgals

    mybackyardgals In the Brooder

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    I had no idea there were so many breeds of ducks!!
    Any suggestions on the age?
     
  5. Quacking Pigeon

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    A few days old or a week maybe
     
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  6. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Duckling and chicks at TS are usually 2 or 3 days old, depending on breed they may stay in the store for a few more days but usually they arrive from the hatchery and get put in the brooders and then are all sold within a day or to. Ducklings go really fast at TS so they were probably like 2 or 3 days when you picked them up.
     
  7. mybackyardgals

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    Good deal that’s what I was thinking from what I’d learned so far. I’ve raised chicks but never ducks. People were grabbing these guys like candy at the TS and I was going to be sure to do what I could to assure a good home for some.
     
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