Pekin & Khaki Campbell mixed ducklings

MotherDucker13

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So I have recently become a crazy duck lady and for some unknown reason decided to incubate some eggs from the coop. I have only have boy khakis, (unless one of my pekins is a very loud boy without a drake feather) so I am confident it's a mixed breed duckling! I have only seen a few pictures of the possible khaki campbell×pekin offspring, so I am very excited for what I may get.

That being said, I lost power for over 24hrs last week, and somehow I only lost 1 egg. I am also convinced they may not survive hatching due to the incubator getting as low as 80 degrees F. when I lost power, but everything seems to be trucking along perfectly! All 4 eggs have movement and clear veins, and the air sacs are beginning to angle right on schedule.
They are due to hatch August 18th, so it's very close now. I am anticipating them coming early, because my luck works that way. I will keep you all updated, but things are looking good thus far!
 

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Depending upon how long the temperature was low, they may actually have an extended incubation period, but viability should not be impacted. Good luck for a successful hatch.
 

MotherDucker13

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Sorry it's late, but we ended up with 2 ducklings, 8 and 9 days old now! One appears to be a mix (pekhaki, haha) while the other is clearly 100% khaki campbell. They ended up imprinting on us. The one that was born a day before the other imprinted on me, while the other imprinted on my boyfriend due to him spending the last few hours helping him out of being shrink wrapped. I was sure that one wasn't going to survive past a day or two, but they are doing well!
Unfortunately, the babies don't like one another and bite at each other whenever they manage to get close enough. I am not sure how to combat that before it becomes a problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
(I will try to attach a picture, but I know it may not work)
 

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P.s. they still hatched early despite the power outage bringing down the incubator for a while. They were due the 18th but came the 16th and 17th!
 

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