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Pekin throwback?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AlleysFarm, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chirping

    Dec 29, 2012
    Demotte, IN
    Ok picked up two baby Pekins a few weeks ago at TSC. One had some slight black on it's back I figured ah no big deal it makes it more interesting looking. Well it appears the black is getting bigger.. Cannot tell if feathers will be this color as it still has baby duck fuzz..


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Interesting! Please update photos as the duck grows.
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    It should get darker, at least partly. I don't know if it would be a "throw back" but some other breed was in that one's background at some point.

    My muscovy ducklings are yellow fuzz with black butts. They will end up being black barred. The first pic is week olds, the second they are about 2 months. They are much darker now at 3.5 months. Your Pekin won't get that dark (I think) but just so you can see how much they can change from babies.


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