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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by signmom3, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. signmom3

    signmom3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2016
    We bought these ducks at an auction 2 months ado and they were sold to us as Mallards. What we thought was a male started to get a little white ring around the neck and a little green on top of the head. Now they all look alike. They are small in stature, about the size of a bantam chicken. They must be at least two to three months old now and are not changing in anyway as far as growth or color. Can anyone tell me what they might be please?[​IMG]
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop

    Likely mallards, and the male hasn't molted into nuptial plumage yet. You can tell their genders at this age by their voices however - females are loud and really quack, and males have low, raspy voices.
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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    Hello and [​IMG], so glad to have you join us.

    Looks like you have your answer already. I have no experience with ducks, just jumped in to Welcome you.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They look like Mallards to me. The only breed I'm familiar with.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The one posted about is your Drake...Classic colouring of a young male. He will start moulting his baby feathers for his green ones he will have on his head. Your birds are Mallards.

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