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

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

  1. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So those of you with adult ducks...do the males have more iridescence on the head than the females?

    I have been watching for curly tail feathers - none so far, we are 13-14 weeks. My friend has one that is 2-3 weeks older and he has the curly tail feather. I also noticed that while both have the blue sheen on the wings, hers has a much shinier head. Gender thing or age thing or of no importance?

    I can't go by quacks...my Pekin out-noises everything.
     
  2. I have a blue Swedish boy. Very sweet. Love him
    Ill have to post pics later though as I have none

    Oh and he limps though... Any idea why? Can't find a reason, his leg *looks* fine


    ~ NickeeChickee, if you bring the duck somewhere quiet you can tell. I did by quacks, but mine are almost 20 weeks and no curly tails so I'm hoping for some eggs soon!
     
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  3. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 week old ducks getting green faces and heads on 2of them but all 3 have greenish body feathers
     
  4. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. RoosterThigh

    RoosterThigh Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine aren't adult, only 6 weeks, but the drake has one feather that is curled slightly. I've heard that they hiss, I would call it more a whistle, at least with mine. Their heads look almost the same exept for a few minor differences. Drake is getting some blue coming in on the ends of his wings now.
     
  6. Nickeechickee

    Nickeechickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. RoosterThigh

    RoosterThigh Out Of The Brooder

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    Apparently not, I was looking at him closely yesterday and he actually has 2. Small, but they are there. I will try to get a picture of it if it ever stops raining.
     
  8. RoosterThigh

    RoosterThigh Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of my 6 week old drake with two of his tail feathers slightly curled. He has had these for a couple of weeks actually. Even his down was a bit curled. Most of his down is gone there is still some on his head and various places. But he is looking pretty good and has lots of feathers.
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  9. RacerWife7

    RacerWife7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Latest pic of 2 of my 3. They're 6 weeks old, all of them. That's Peepers in front, my mallard. And that's Raspberry one of my 2 Swedes. He's lost almost all of his fluff on his head now. The bill that's on the right is of our other Swede, Spot. Somehow, DH didn't get her in the pic. ;)
     
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  10. RoosterThigh

    RoosterThigh Out Of The Brooder

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    They are looking pretty spiffy Racerwife! Your Raspberry looks like my Falco and your mallard looks very sweet.
     

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