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Quack Quack Quack... Name this duckie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Laskaland, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
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    Okay, She/he (HOW DO YOU KNOW??) Was born on September 10th. So sweet.

    I don;t know the breed. They were hatched as part of a "barnyard special"

    Hugs and thanks
    Christina
     
  2. MilkMaid

    MilkMaid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she say "quack" loudly or does she have a quiter, raspy sound? Only the females actually quack. It takes them 2-4 months before they will start quacking though, if they are females.
     
  3. MilkMaid

    MilkMaid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a rouen to me.
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    judging from coloring it looks female. Does the tip of it's tail curl up or not? That's an indicator as well.
     
  5. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 call mixes that both looked like that, I knew 1 was a male though, after about 3-4 months he started changing colors, he looks like a gray call drake now or mallard drake. he looked hideous during his transformation though. he didn't develop his tail curl until afterwards too. always had a quiet quack.
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Hi Rebekah!
    they don't make too much noise. They chatter with each other, but it isn't loud and obnoxious as a "Quack".

    They are really sweet.
    Do duck eggs taste like chicken eggs or are they gamey?
    Thanks!!
    Christina
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Their tail looks flat and straight. So does that mean girlie?
    What do duck eggs taste like> do they taste like chicken or are they gamey? Do people eat duck eggs, or should I get a rouen boy? LOL
    Hugs and Thanks!
    Christina
     
  8. MilkMaid

    MilkMaid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you have males then? All my female ducks can quack pretty loudly. The males do get a curled tail feather, but mine don't usually get the curly tail feathers until they are older than a few months. Also the male rouen or mallard coloring doesn't show up right away, I think it isn't until the second molt, if I remember correctly. As for duck eggs, I prefer them over chicken eggs. I have been raising ducks for about 6 or so years for their eggs. They have a rich, buttery taste. Chicken eggs tend to be blander and more runny when cooked. My kids think cooked chicken eggs are slimy but love the duck eggs.
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:GREAT! I can;t wait for Spring and I can try them!!
    Thank you again, Rebekah
    Christina
     
  10. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure they are too young to tell by their voices yet.. and they will not have curled tails yet if they are drake, again too young. Their tails do not curl until about 4ish months old, I believe.

    It looks like a mallard to me. Which would make sense since they are the "cheapest" duck hatcheries usually sell - thus throwing them in mixes like that. If it is, a good inkling on what it is will be when it molts and gets its adult feathers. Drakes look different then hens. [​IMG]

    As for eggs - I had never had one until today.. I like them better than chicken eggs. [​IMG]
     

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