Opinions on what the heck this could be?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckadia, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Duckadia

    Duckadia Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Pickles. She is a GIRL. I just have no idea what kind of girl. She was hatched here, by one of our muscovies, but I have no idea who owned the egg. Judging by the size of her beak, her mother could be one of our Indian Runner X. But as for daddy, we aren't sure. She is quite a small duck too.

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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    There are some characteristics that make me think Pickles is a muscovy cross.- the colours of the feathers- including the white patch as well as the bill. definitely not a pure muscovy anyway- meaning she will be sterile and unable to hatch any eggs she may lay. What other breeds do you keep? she doesnt look very runnerish.
     
  3. Duckadia

    Duckadia Out Of The Brooder

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    We have muscovies, runner x, mallard x, and bantams. We are thinking daddy might be one of the bantams, due to the grey colour (he is grey) and her small size. We really aren't sure.
     
  4. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she doesn't lay eggs than I'd say that she was a runner x Muscovy but if she lays eggs than she can't be a cross with a Muscovy as it would be sterile.
     
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my runner x I have no clue what she is for the daddy. I think she for sure has runner in her!
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female mules can lay eggs, they just won't be fertile.  But, I'm thinking she's a runner and mallard cross, depending on what color the runner is.  Or, a bantam and runner cross.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She does not look like a mule to me. Like DD I'm guessing runner/mallard X.
     
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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I personally think she's a mule or hinny duck . I'm not sure which breeds cross bred though.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kevin, what traits do you see that indicate muscovy heritage?

    To be a mule or hinny, one of the breeds would have had to have been a muscovy.
     
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  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that is similar....no idea what she is either.
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