they were supposed to be muscovies!*PIC UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mom 2em All, May 15, 2009.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I hatched out what was supposed to be muscovy ducklings. That is what I paid for, anyhow. However, they hatched out in 28 days. That means they arent muscovy- correct?

    I went to the persons website, and they also have Khaki Campbells, Rouen, and Cayuga ducks. My duckling babies look like all of them- except if a cayuga lays dark eggs- I don't have one of those.

    Can anyone tell me what to expect from these type of duckling/ducks?
    I am quite upset because now I wont have time to incubate muscovies- and that is what I really wanted. (going on vacation-cant have eggs in the incubator)
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. melissaowens

    melissaowens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry im really not sure just keepin you on the first page.
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe Muscovies hatch in about 30 days, but they could hatch in 28. Ours, under a momma duck took longer than that though.

    I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet though.

    Post pictures to see if anyone can identify them for you.
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My muscovy ducks hatch out approx. 35 days.. If they are a cross that could be why you got early(normal for regular ducks) hatch...
    If so they will be sterile...
     
  5. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah if you post a pic we could identify them for you [​IMG]
     
  6. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Well, here are two- hopefully you can make heads or tails of them. The one that is on its back gets stuck that way, and I have to turn her over- she looks just like a khaki campbell duckling (according to the pictures at ideal, I think)..I have no idea why she cant right herself when she flips over- but its not looking too hopeful for her.

    They were hatched on mothers day:

    under the red light:

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    no red light:

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  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Looks like you have two rouens or mallards, maybe one cayuga, a khaki campbell, and the one that is brown with bars on its face is probably a khaki rouen cross. Beautiful ducks though!
     
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Yeah, I agree with 1lpock. I dont see any scovies in that bunch - file a complaint.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I agree with poock, but the "khaki/rouen" could also be a rouen/muscovy
     
  10. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    That's true..but the duck would be sterile then.
     

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