Trying to figure out what kind of duck this is... Ideas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hellinahelmet, May 27, 2012.

  1. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

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    This duck showed up at my fire station and I ended up taking it in and keeping it with my flock of chickens. We led it back to a pond about fifty-eleven times but it kept coming back and set up camp at the back door. It seems healthy, I just don't know what it is. It gets along great with my 35 chickens and they've lived together well for about a month now. I think it thinks it's a chicken. It keeps trying to roost on things but unfortunately it always falls off. Guess its not built for roosting [​IMG]. Anyway, any help figuring out what breed and maybe even sex would be appreciated! Thanks!

    P.S. It's name is Noodles.

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Poor thing, it's a very young duck and looks to be a very cute mix. Sadly someone dumped it and figured it could "live" being wild when it's a domestic duck.
     
  3. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

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    That's about what I had figured too. He/She does have a good safe home now though, and is pretty spoiled

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's beautiful and your wonderful for giving it a safe home, maybe even get it a buddy? [​IMG]
     
  5. jessiduck

    jessiduck Songster

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    Looks almost buff and cayuga!!! Its got buff markings with the white coloring of a pekin and the cayuga black coloring (not the green ones).
    I think you have a buff/pekin/cayuga mix!!! That;s my bet!!! Sucha cute duck!!!!
    Enjoy it and thanks for giving it a loving , beautiful home!!
     
  6. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

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    Makes sense.. just a stab in the dark. He/she has a good home nonetheless. Hopefully soon I can figure out what sex it is
     
  7. PetesMom

    PetesMom Songster

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    Looks to be a mutt of some sort! Very pretty though and if my eyes aren't lying to me it LOOKS like it has a drake feather, so I am going to go with it's a boy, which is sort of bad news if it is, because you will have to more then likely separate him from your hens come next year when breeding season comes around
     
  8. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

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    Unless you get him a hen duck :)
     

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