Please identify this breed of duck for me in VT

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BikerBabeRules, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi-
    An old farmer gave me these ducks. The dark one is the male Rouen but i'm not sure what the females are. I'm getting one duck egg a day and the male is protecting his girls. I'm supposing these eggs are fertile even though she's off the nest the moment she lays them, I've seen her. I know they lay a clutch and then go back and set them. I'm collecting them every morning right after lay and incubating them for fun. I would like to know what breed the girls are, how long they will lay for and in Vermont, it's going to get below zero tonight so I can't leave them for her in the barn in the hay to come back and set on and hatch herself. It's to cold, right? Thanks for any information!
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe a magpie or swedish?
     
  3. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    first ones Blue swedish and the other one looks like magpie, and the third one either a rouen or mallard.
     
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  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 2 blue/black and white ones are blue sweedish/rouen crosses . blue sweedish are usualy slimmer and theydont have the patch on the wing that looks like the mallard . I have roen /sweedish ducks and they are identical to yours
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    blue swedish. I think the first one, and the other one everyone thinks is a magpie is also a blue swedish.
    The last one could very well be a rouen.
     
  6. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what poultry keeper said makes sense.
    thanks everyone.
     

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