Pekin Ducklings Or Something Else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuckLover2399, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Ok so my "Pekin" ducklings are starting to get their adolesent feathers and they are comeing in light brown and dark brown. I was wondering if this is just their adolescent feathers or if i may have a differnt breed. I also have a little black duckling and the guy i bought him from said he was going to be a male mallard, and i was wondering if mallards can be pure black. His his down/feathers have started to turn greyish/black. i wanted to thank every1 in advance.[​IMG]
     
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  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid, I had a pekin and a mallard - their babies were black! Maybe you have a crossbred?
     
  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Quote:I was thinking that too. I'll post pics later so u can see them.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard duckling should be yellow with brownish black striping. Pekin ducklings should be pure yellow. As far as I know, there are no colors other than white for Pekin or green head/brown-grey back (male) and brown (female) for Mallards.
     
  5. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Hmmm i wonder what they are then:confused:
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pics and maybe we can help sort it out...
     

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