Pastel vs. Blue Fawn Call Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by baseballkid, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. baseballkid

    baseballkid In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    What is the difference between a pastel drake and a blue fawn drake? I have a few ducklings, 4 are pastels, one is 5 weeks old and I can already tell that it is a male, but it doesn't look like any of the blue fawn ducklings the same age. I think the pastel and blue fawn adult drakes look the same, so what is the difference and when will I notice?
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  2. quackersandco

    quackersandco In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2012
    I don't have hands on experience, but if you don't have CALL DUCK VARIETIES by NCBA, I can type you out some of the description...when I'm at my regular PC tomorrow. The first difference I read is that pastel drakes should have a powder blue head, while the blue fawn should be charcoal blue.

    Of course call ducks can come out off colored. I have a blue butterscotch hen that looked more the part when she was young, and then molted into what looks more like a bad butterscotch. My drake from that pair should have a dark silver grey head, and his is the darkest grey you could possibly have before black, with a hint of green tint.
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Blue Fawn Call Drake.

    Pastel Call Drake.

    The color variations do differ with each duck but this is what you want a Blue Fawn or Pastel drake to look like color wise.
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