pekin or aylesbury

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cbohn80, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a bout 2 months back i purchased what was sold as a pekin duck from a farm supply store. as its matured the only similarities it has to my other pekin is its color. this one has a shorter fatter body, wobbles much more as it walks and the legs are more centered to its body. after looking it appears to be more similar to an aylesbury by googling images of both breeds. does anyone know a sure way to tell such as if they lay different color eggs or anything physically i might be missing between the 2 breeds. most of the other birds being sold with it were crested if that makes a difference.
     
  2. dorsetduckowner

    dorsetduckowner Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiya [​IMG]

    it is unlikely to be either if it was from a feed store. probably just your standard pekin 'type' duck that is bred for meat and eggs, they are gorgeous though and have lovely personalities [​IMG]

    True pekin and Aylesburys ducks are rarely found at feed stores.
     
  3. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? i was thinking that with my cayugas because their coloration is slightly off, and my runners arent as upright as i've seen in other pics. i plan to just keep breeding the ducks i have now instead of buying more in the future so i'm really not worried about having mutts. thanks
     
  4. dorsetduckowner

    dorsetduckowner Out Of The Brooder

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    Mutts usually have nice natures [​IMG]
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  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Aylesbury ducks have a very pronounced keel. Viewed from the side, they look like a fat feathered box on feet, with very little ground clearance.
     
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    where's da pictures? [​IMG]
     
  7. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also, Aylesburys do not have an orange beak, its pink
     
  8. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all the pics of aylesbury still has an orange bill,
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    proper Aylesbury ducks have pink beaks
     
  10. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'll try and get some good pics up tomorrow if i have time
     

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