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Requesting Breed Identification

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Uberprof, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Uberprof

    Uberprof Out Of The Brooder

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    My dear fellow BYCers,

    Our six ducks were hatched in May of 2016. To this day they have yet to be identified in terms of breed and sex, and have not produced a single egg. Needless to say, I have no way of knowing if all six of them are drakes, which is quite bothersome. I am in need of help to identify them, and if any of you could be so kind as to let me know if it is normal for ducks to wait this long to lay eggs.

    Your answers are much obliged.

    Below are the pictures of my ducks. Four of them have black-colored heads and two of them have brown-colored heads.

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    Once again, I thank you.
     
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  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like khaki campbell
    black heads are boys, brown are girls. They may have hatched too late to lay any eggs last year, so the girls should start laying this spring.

    Your ratio is off with 4 boys to 2 girls though. I'm not sure where you are, but as the boys hormones kick into overdrive, they may start over mating the 2 girls
     
  3. Uberprof

    Uberprof Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for resolving this itch in my back!
    Is the proper ratio 1:1 for male-females? Perhaps I should cull two of the males, then?
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a good ratio is 3-4 females to each male.
     
  5. Uberprof

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    Oh goodness...
    This flock is so out of balance.
    I guess I could hatch some more ducklings to make up the difference.
     
  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or if you have the room, have a boy pen and a girl pen. If they free range, that is a bit more difficult.
     
  7. Batduck46

    Batduck46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Khaki Campbell I'm 99% sure, and the brown heads are female, black/green heads are drakes
     
  8. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Right....
     
  9. Uberprof

    Uberprof Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  10. Uberprof

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    Thank you!
     

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