Orange bill, pink bill?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RabbitMage, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    The boyfriend and I just got some ducks on Tuesday. Two little dark ones, two big yellow ones. The yellow ones are probably Pekins, and little dark ones are either Rouens or Mallards (they're about 2/3s the size of our yellow ones, and I thought Rouens and Pekins would be closer in size).

    Anyhow, our yellow ducklings have different colored bills. One is pink, the other is orange. When they're side by side the difference is very noticeable. Does this indicate a different breed, different gender, or do we just have pigmentally special ducks?
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    With Pekins they will both eventually be orange. One may actually be a little older then the other if it is already orange.
  3. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Well, I guess I'm going to have to find some other way to tell them apart if Ping's bill is going to turn orange, too!
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I was worried about telling my chickens apart. But given time with the ducks you will notice a physical or personality difference between the two.
  5. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    Yuup. Gotta love the Pekin attitudes [​IMG]

    I had a little Pekin with a purple beak. Miss Emma. haha..
  6. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Um, at our place if it has a pink bill we generally assume it's a Muscovy. Our Pekins always seemed to have the orange bill & feet at hatch and our Muscovy always have the pink bill & orange feet.

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