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

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

  1. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Songster

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    I have three Blue swedes! I really like the breed, Not too loud and a nice size. 2 girls, 1 boy I got them at Coastal farm and ranch.
    This is Calsifer, my big boy.
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    My girls. Howl and Sophie
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    Howl (top)
    Sophie (bottom)

    I'll get some better pics of them soon.
     
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  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    70%cocoa, cute babies.

    If it helps, you can keep a spray bottle inside the incubator (so it is temperature adjusted) and I suspect it would be possible to spray just the eggs losing too much moisture and not spray the others. It's worth a try.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:I LOVE your ducks! Makes me.wish I had more room/money...... Well, yeah I want more room and money but still, I love your ducks! [​IMG]
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    I love my swedish. I think those will be my 2 main breeds. Swedish and runners.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:I love your duck too [​IMG]
     
  6. This is my Swedish Runner Mix Jade, she is a sweetheart!


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  7. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    Quote:Thanks, Oregon Blues. I will do that with my next lot (due next Wednesday). I have a fan-forced incubator and the moving air dries things out at hatch I think a bit of extra moisture will be important.
     
  8. Azd1292

    Azd1292 In the Brooder

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    I love love my blue swedish. [​IMG] She is so sweet and funny! I only ordered one with a pair of mallards and I wish I would of ordered a few more!

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    70%cocoa :

    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).

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80856_ducklings_oct_2011.jpg

    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.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80856_p1070613.jpg

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

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80856_p1070623.jpeg

    Such sweet pics. [​IMG]
     
  10. tbitt

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    70%cocoa :

    I've just had a few hatch (only three out of 14....

    Aww, darn, I was hoping for a lot lot more to hatch of yours.

    What you have look good, I see nice size bibs on the dark ones and white wing tips [​IMG]

    I can not tell a thing with that yellow baby. What do you think it will grow up to look like?​
     

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