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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

    Apr 20, 2009
    andalusia alabama
    sorry im really not sure just keepin you on the first page.
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    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

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    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

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    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:


    no red light:

  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

    Jul 9, 2008
    Yeah, I agree with 1lpock. I dont see any scovies in that bunch - file a complaint.
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    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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