Skittles at 6 1/2 weeks....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by akpeeps, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Skittles is growing like a weed. [​IMG] Betcha can't tell mama is a Blue Swedish. [​IMG] I'm fairly sure Skittles is a she. Lots of definite quacks when I talk to her. [​IMG] She's been with my one of my Silkie chicks, Scrambles, that's just a couple of weeks older. I'm not sure if the chicken thinks it's a duck or the other way around, but they're inseperable.



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    This is my favorite pic of the two of them [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Very cute, she's quite a pretty little duck!
     
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is very pretty. I like your little silkie chick too.
     
  4. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww cute!

    Our ducklings are growing like a weed too!!!
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    No.....Way....

    That is so freaky. My very first Duck EVER that actually got me hooked onto ducks was a rescued Blue swedish drake.. That I named Skittles.. [​IMG]

    She is SOOO CUTE! But wow, that is so weird. WHen I saw the thread I was like "Aww, Someone else named their duck SKittles" then I opened it and saw it was a blue swede( Mix?) [​IMG]

    My Skittles was such a mamas boy , I miss him [​IMG] R.I.P.

    Edited to say that I actually had a magpie x runner that looked the same - blue with a white bib and mixed in darker feathers. What was the dad? In your post it sounded like it was a cross.
     
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  6. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh! That's funny. I knew the name was going to be Skittles before it ever hatched. Yep she's a mix though, [​IMG] Papa is a Khaki Campbell/Rouen cross.
    Her nickname is mutt duck. Didn't have any idea what I was going to get out of this cross. [​IMG] I was so excited to see what baby would look like. I didn't expect her to look like a full Swede though.

    Skittles at one day...
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    Here's papa at about 2-3 months of age....His name is Puddles

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    When he went through his final molt, he ended up with a gorgeous dark emerald green head and I though Mallard cross but the lady I got him from didn't have mallards.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Wow! Lol, Skittles almost looks like he / she should have turned out chocolate colored.
     
  8. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, I was expecting something a little more "exotic" I think.
     
  9. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an adorable pair those two are. I actually open the gate between the pen I keep my drakes in and the adjoining Silkie (chicken) run on some days to give them a bit more room to explore. They all seem to do fine together, though the ducks are a bit pushy when I first feed in the morning.

    I think your duck is really getting quite pretty.
     

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