Photos of our First Incubated Duckling!

Patchesnposies

Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
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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.


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.

Deb
 

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
11 Years
Aug 4, 2008
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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


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

Chirpy

Balderdash
12 Years
May 24, 2007
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Colorado
I know pretty much nothing about ducks but I do know that you have one really, really cute one!
 

francisfarms

In the Brooder
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Sep 13, 2008
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they look like rouens. they are very much look like giant mallards, lay green tinted eggs
 

DrakeMaiden

Overrun with Drakes
12 Years
Jun 8, 2007
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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