Three mysterious baby ducklings

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Apopka Cluckers, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apopka Cluckers

    Apopka Cluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    This Sunday my middle child came home with a cute little duckling that her papa bought her at the flea market. This prompted my wife's motherly instinct and she ran back to get this duckling 2 little playmates. She has been wanting ducks since I got our chickens so this was her opportunity.

    We now have three little ducklings that my wife and kids named Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Yeah, we're real original around here [​IMG]

    I'd like to see if anyone here can give me a little information about these three little darlings. The brown one, Dewey, is really active and runnig and jumping all over the place. He is also bigger than the other two and his bill is wider than theirs as well. It is also not as pointy as the other two.

    First two pics are of Dewey, the 3rd is Huey, and the 4th and 5th are Louie.

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    Any help would be great [​IMG]
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Coming from the flea market they are probably mutts (cute ones though!). You will probably have to wait until they are older to find out if they are standard ducks or muskovies.
    All of my ducks that I hatch are mutts (parents are pure) and no one minds buying them as mutts. [​IMG]
    It amazes me at how fast ducks grow though. It's crazy!!!!
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are Muscovies.
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    the dark brown one looks like my khaki cambell did as a duckling
     
  5. Apopka Cluckers

    Apopka Cluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    Time to do a little research [​IMG] New terms to me as I've only recently gotten acclamated to chickens [​IMG]
     
  6. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All yellow should be a Pekin (see what six weeks old looks like on my website :) and then brown one is Khaki Campbell, I also have those on the website. They grow FAST!! Good luck and have fun!
     
  7. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are the bills pinkish or yellow-orange on the lighter two? The smaller - lighter two look like Muscovy to me.
    ETA: especially with the dark smudge mark on the yellow one's head that's a classic white 'scovy marking.
     
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  8. Apopka Cluckers

    Apopka Cluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the late reply. The lighter ones have pinkish bills.
     
  9. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the bills are pink then dollars to donuts they are Muscovies. A very personable breed of duck and my very favorite. Enjoy!
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Dewey looks like Khaki campell
     

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