Photos of our First Incubated Duckling!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Patchesnposies, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Hello Folks!

    I am going to attempt to post a couple of pictures of our little duckling. It seems healthy and strong. It is eating, drinking and is only quiet when it is sitting in my lap with its head buried in my hand. [​IMG]

    The feather duster idea is an inspired one! Papa ran out this morning and got one, I hope it will help the poor baby not to be too lonely.


    We've tentatively named it Esperanza, (Hope), if it turns out to be a boy we'll rethink it!


    This is the baby's Mama Duck sitting on a nest:


    Dad is a Pekin, does Mom look like a rouen?

    Thanks to everyone for the advice and congrats. We are thrilled with how our first duckling is doing.

  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    You know, I'm not sure what mama is... but we have 3 females on our pond that look EXACTLY like her! The males however (7 of them) have a green head and white and colored stripes on their wings. I'm not sure what they are, I meant to ask my neighbor who's they were or if they just 'moved in'. They used to hang out with my Pekin ducks... but now they are gone [​IMG]

    He/She is ADORBALE!!!! I can't wait for our baby ducks.... spring I hope!
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I know pretty much nothing about ducks but I do know that you have one really, really cute one!
  4. francisfarms

    francisfarms Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2008
    they look like rouens. they are very much look like giant mallards, lay green tinted eggs
  5. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Momma looks rouen to me, except does she have a puff of feathers on her head? Hard to tell by the photo. My rouens don't lay green tinted eggs though.

    re: duckling -- WHAT A CUTIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Your baby is so cute. You gotta love those ducklings.
  7. thegoogers

    thegoogers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
    Cleveland, TN
  8. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    it does look like a rouen but they dont have a crest so i believe she is mixed
  9. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Moncton New Brunswick
    Wow! what a cute baby!!! [​IMG]

  10. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL

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