New ducklings!!! Any guess as to what breed(s)?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SGM, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went to TSC today to get some goat feed and layer pellet but happened to pass the brooders on the way. Of course you guys know what this means. Yes I spotted the ducklings. I noticed immediately the black duckling and was already planning to get it even though my hubby hadn't made it back there yet. [​IMG] Then it dawned on me that the 3 blueish ducklings weren't marked like Snowy Mallards like I thought at first. So yes I brought the 4 of them home and 2 chicks we think are Buff Orpingtons.

    Here's pictures. What do you think they are? I figured the black one could be either a black version of the Blue Swedish or a Cayuga maybe? I don't know. The 3 blue I think are probably Blue Swedish. I'm new to this though.

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    Our Mallards are growing so fast. They're already 2 weeks old! Can you believe that? They've learned that when I am there and say, "ducky, ducky, ducky" that its either food refill time, waterer filler time or play time. So they cheep to me and come right to me. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Who would have thought I'd love ducks so much! [​IMG]
     
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're all Swedes! Look just like the little babies I just hatched.
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 Blue Swedish
    1 Black Swedish
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    Wish my TSC got in more than Pekins and Rouens.
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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If that Black one stands upright, it is probably a Black Runner. If not, it's probably a Black Swedish, which was one of my first ducks.
     
  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'm so excited! I just love my Mallards. I'm anxious to watch these babies grow too.

    How much bigger are Swedes than Mallards?
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Black runners do not have a white bib. There's way too much yellow on his chest to be all all black runner.

    Standing upright is not necessarily runner when they are this little. They really don't start showing that up right stand until they get old, usually at least 1-2 weeks old. As babies, all ducks pretty much stand the same
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it is a Swede since the other 3 are too. [​IMG]
     

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