Show off your cross breeds!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Well I saw a thread on here about cross breed chickens, and I thought, why not ducks?

    So lets all show off our cross breeds! They are just as good as the pure ones and they can be nice any colorful [​IMG]

    Just lets us know:

    Name
    Cross
    age at picture
    Gender

    Thats it!

    If you wanted to, or hae the pictures that it, I thought it would be cool to show a duckling picture as well as the adult picture, if you have them. If not, then just show off your crosses!!!

    Ill start


    Name: P.j. ( Peep Junior, hehe)
    Cross: Mallard / Buff
    Age: 2 days / 3 weeks / 5 weeks / 2 1/2 months
    Gender: Drake
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  2. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Duck!! Some of the crosses I've seen are gorgeous......
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Some of the weirdest combinations pop up too, Mine turned out looking sort of like a few Khaki's ive seen
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rouen X Blue Swedish (app. 3-4 years old.) :

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    Rouen X Blue Swedish (App. 1 week old, 1 year old, 2 y.o. Winter feathering.) :

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    Mallard X Blue Swedish:

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    All are female.
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Gorgeous! I wish I still had my Blue Swede Drake, I love yours!

    When you say "winter feathering" , do you mean that he/she changes coloring for summer/winter?
    I might have that problem, I though that my cross was just going through some weird phases when he changed colors.
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:Yes. In my experience most of the Mallard or Rouen pures or crosses change their feather color or pattern in the winter.

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    Mine tend to get a lot draber if they are usually bright and they get a lot more color if they have a lot of white. You can see how she got so much brown for winter.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Lol, I was wondering why my little man started to look more like his old man [​IMG] Yours goes through a major change, It didnt even think it was the same duck at first!

    if you were closer id ask if you wanted to swap eggs, lol, he is gorgeous!
     
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  8. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on here offered to send me some free mutt chicken eggs in the spring, I would be glad to pay it forward (if shipping isn't outrageous.). If you want some I will send you some. I have 2 males now, one blue swedish male and one Ancona male. The female would either be one of my three mixes or from one of my 5 Blue Swed hens.
     
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Very Extremely tempting... especially the Blue Swedes, they are my all time fav as y fist duck was a drake.
    Only thing is im not good with the incubator! If I ever do get eggs it would have to be at a time when my girl was setting( I only have one and 3 boys, so I need more!) and I could slip them under her. She is on her last couple of days for her current clutch of 14+ eggs to hatch. I dont know what Ill do with that many Ducklings!
     
  10. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I dont know what Ill do with that many Ducklings!

    Send them to me [​IMG]


    Do you gave pics of your duck? And what kind of duck is that in the background of your pics? Post a pic of him.​
     

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