Pekin or french white Muscovy. Help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnRamire, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. AnRamire

    AnRamire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I recently went to TSC and purchased 3 ducklings from a bin labeled assorted ducklings. Stor manager told me they were pekin. However upon further research i was told they are possibility french white muscovies. So i thought i would ask the experienced, helpful folks here. What do you think?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. AnRamire

    AnRamire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]some more pics hoping some one can help
     
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  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pekins to me... :)
     
  4. AnRamire

    AnRamire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids will be delighted. I on the other hand had my heart set on FWM. Just out of curiosity how does one tell the difference. I was told these guys have pink bills that's why they are FWM. Thank you for your response
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Don't FWM have blk on their heads? Those duckling are sure adorable
     
  6. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i think muscovy look shaped different to me. Their faces/ bills/ and bodies.
    Some pekins have really pink bills. The first pekins i got one had a very pink bill.
    And i think yes you would be starting to see some black on the face by the eyes .
    I have never had one but in the pictures i have see is all i am going by:)
     
  7. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging by the pictures, I'd say they were Pekins. I've never had any Pekins, but it seems more likely that TSC would stock Pekins than FWM. Pekins are what most people think of when they think Duck, or Easter Duck. Get where I'm going?
    They could be FWM, though. I'm not 100 percent sure either way. Whatever they are, they sure are cute! Hope you'll have lotsa fun with your ducky friends!
     
  8. Dogue

    Dogue Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are pekins.
    You can tell because
    1) TSC orders from large hatcheries, and there are only a tiny fraction of hatcheries out there that carry muscovies of any variation.
    2) Muscovies have large claws and feet that behave more like chicken feet as far as grasping and climbing. Those are just "normal" duck feet.
    3) Muscovies have smaller bills as babies, considerably more narrow than pekin ducklings.
    4) Muscovy ducklings are compact, small, and rounded at that age, whereas pekin ducklings are elongated and gangly such as the ducklings you have there.
     
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  9. AnRamire

    AnRamire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone for your reply so. I guess time will tell. I will keep anyone who is interested updated. They are cute little buggers
     
  10. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep im curious. they look pekin now. but some have ended up with muscovy from tractor supply so its not impossible!
     

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