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Pekin Bill Color

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Niss, May 31, 2011.

  1. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 wk old pekins. 3 have light pink/flesh colored bills and one has an orangish bill. Does that mean anything? Sex? Wrong breed slipped in? The legs are all the same color...
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, doesnt mean sex of duckling. The pink beaked baby is probably down in the past was crossed with an Aylesbury duck. They have pink beaks and orange beaks. They are just Pekin ducks. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have different colors too like that. What hatchery did they come from do you know?
     
  4. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Metzer sent them [​IMG]
    I guess a comma would have been in order. I have 4 ducklings who are 1 week old. Will they turn as they age?
     
  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope. It will stay Pink!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my pekin has a pale yellow bill... but bright orange feet!
     
  7. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from Metzer as well. I was discussing my pekins elsewhere and wondered if Metzer's pekins were different like that, as some wondered if two of them were pekins at all because of the bill color, pale yellow, bright orange feet. I wondered if it was just the way the Metzer pekins were or something else. I love mine I don't care, but it might be important to someone else, if say they were showing them or breeding them for show. Two of them were like that, one was orange bill, orange feet, all three females from Metzer.
     
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  8. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. That's funny though. I was expecting orange bills, but it really doesn't matter. We still have fun with them, my son still thinks they are adorable--he's named them Lovey, Lovey, Lovey, and Fluff Ball. We also ordered two Cuyugas--Cola and Root Beer--they do look the way I expected.
     
  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an old thread but I'm bringing it back up. I have 2 adults with pinkish bills, 1 very very orange bill, and 3 babies, unrelated to my adults, 2 orange and 1 pink. So did I read this correctly that the consensus was that the pink bill came from Aylesbury back down the line?
     

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