SWEDISH Duck Thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shawnadoodlebug, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. shawnadoodlebug

    shawnadoodlebug Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] hey I love this breed hope every one who love this breed will post!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had some [​IMG]

    But I know some people who do [​IMG]

    Oregon blues has some, Evelle has some, and I know of someone else, but I for got her name...........
     
  3. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them to! Mine are not good examples but they are still fun and one day I will get some good breeding stock. I am going for a Scandinavian theme to my farm and want to be able to breed nice examples so I am not flooding the world with mutts. I only got drakes from my hens this year so they will unfortunately not be 'pets' or breeders. I have such a sweet drake that even though he is not a proper color pattern I will keep him around. He is so sweet to the ducks and did a great job of helping raise the ducklings I don't dare replace him. He was almost a better parent than the mothers!
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  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    I own mostly runners. But i do have one swedish and he is my most friendly out of them all!

    I love my boy!!!
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  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats who I forgot! You out of all swedish duck owners, I forgot you! Sorry feather finder!
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:Thats who I forgot! You out of all swedish duck owners, I forgot you! Sorry feather finder!

    lol Its ok. He is my only swedish anyway so im easy to forget.
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Silver, or maybe it's lavender. This color is called different things in different breeds. Ducklings are brown, have the proper bib. Adults are darker silver than the Splash adults. This is not a showable color, but the duck is purebred Swedish.

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  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue juvenile. Juvenile feathers. There's still baby fuzz on his rump, over his tail.

    That's a Pekin behind him. Exactly the same age, to the day. Even though all you can see is the chest of the Pekin, the size difference is really obvious.

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I have never seen that color swedish, Beautiful!!
     
  10. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just had a few hatch (only three out of 14....still getting the incubator settings right! Had eggs from two ducks in and one lot of eggs did not lose enough moisture and the other lot lost too much....couldn't adjust for both).

    Here are two black ones, still in the incubator (but itching to be let out).

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    Here they are having their first swim in a roasting pan. The yellow one was a help-out and it's a little small. I think it's a white sport, or possibly a pale splash...but my money is on white. That means my adults are carrying recessive white, which a lot of Swedish do in Australia. The paper towel in the roasting tin is to help them get in and out.

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    And cuddling their toy Labrador after their bath [​IMG]

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