Novice from down under needs help identifying two ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Babesfarm, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Babesfarm

    Babesfarm New Egg

    Jan 14, 2016
    hi and thank you for this brilliant forum.
    I recently had a buff silky and her baby Isa brown move in with me (they brought a girl with them)
    So I decided to fulfil a whimsy of mine and get two ducks.
    They are awesome full of personality but I'm not sure of the breeds and even dubious about the sex (neither has laid yet and one has grabbed the silky by the back of the neck.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and [​IMG]
    We are glad you joined us!

    Try posting this in the other poultry duck section. You should be able to get more help over there. [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please protect your silkie from the duck. Sounds like he is a male (drake). Ducks have different anatomy than chickens. He could damage or kill your silkie, trying to breed her.
  4. Babesfarm

    Babesfarm New Egg

    Jan 14, 2016
    I read that before I posted, brutal!
    Have no fear they sleep seperatly and I way h them constantly when they r out freeranging. Hasn't done it again though and the tail feathers are pointing straight out, which I believe means female? Might just be a pecking order thing, either way I'll supervise and separate until I'm certain
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
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  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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