Pekin duckling qualities??? why are they a different color?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken7777, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Songster 9 Years

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Hello everyone Well I have some pekin ducklings that hatched just a week ago and they are soo beautiful!!
    They have such beautiful orange colored beaks and webbed feet.

    I am wondering though why some pekin ducklings vary in color, etc....

    I ordered some pekin ducklings for my uncle just last week since I didnt know I would have some pekins hatching that fast, but when I got the pekins from Ideel Poultry I noticed that the beaks and webbed feet were a pale white colore. I know it it cant be due to shipping because all of them were like that. and it would have changed color by now but all of them are like that.
    My pekin ducklings have nice orange colored beaks and feet that i can tell the distinction..

    Does anyone know why this happens or why ideal poultrys ducklings are different in color? will their colors eventually turn to orange?

    thank you!
  2. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    when Boris was a baby,his beak and feet were pink, it was addorible. his feet and beak stayed pink until he was about a week and a half old.

    I think it just has to do with the duckling [​IMG]
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Songster

    The color could be feed related or it could be a strain variation. Certain lines hatch out looking slightly different in first feathers or leg/beak coloring, but by adulthood everything evens out and unless you've banded or marked you can't tell anymore.

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