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stumped on this duck breed...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by blondie34, May 3, 2016.

  1. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
    Grand Rapids, OH
    Hi all ...

    I volunteer at a wildlife rehab center on the weekends and we unfortunately get a lot of calls on domestic ducks dumped into the wild .. a lot of times after being given as Easter gifts and then the families realize how much work keeping ducks are..

    I have adopted quite a few of them .. Khaki Campbells, Muscovy, Pekin .. you name it..

    I brought home this duck in the front last year:

    I assumed she was probably some mutt .. she has some khaki campbell characteristics .. but a stripe on her face and bright orange feet.. more color variation in wings too..

    Does anyone know what she is?

    Also - I keep calling her a "she" but I recently caught her mounting our muscovy girl in the pond .. I've never seen two females mount each other.. so maybe "she" is in fact a "he"?? Anyone have any ideas???
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  2. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2015
    New England USA
    I'm not sure on the breed but females will definitely mount each other.
  3. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Yeah, girls do sometimes mount on girls.
    I had a girl who mounted. I'm not sure what she is.
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  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    She's cute :)
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Looks like a Khaki Mallard mix to me.
  6. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2013
    Grand Rapids, OH
    That's what I thought too .. she was found wandering outside a neighborhood begging for food and couldn't fly away with her other duck friends when winter came. I'm wondering if someone dumped a khaki campbell that mated with a mallard

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