TSC ducklings...any ideas on breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bigtrout, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. bigtrout

    bigtrout Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I am familiar with ducks but can not I'd the light ones with the eye stripes. Bought them at TSC in a tub labeled swedish ducks. The black ones obviously look like black swedes but the light ones have me stumped. They are a bluish tan...eye stripes...sun spots like a baby mallard or rouen just a lot lighter... the pics make them look darker than they really are. Instead of beaks and feet being black...the are brownish ..the feet flecked with yellow. At three weeks old they are the about the same size as the swedes, so that rules out mallards. My tractor supply gets its ducks from mt healthy hatchery in ohio, so I am assuming they have to be a pure breed. So any experts out there with a good opinion on what these may be?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Have you thought about sending Mt. healthy a email with pic and ask them what breed they are? Tell them where you got them from . They are adorable by the way.
     
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  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the only breeds that Mt. Healthy sells are pekin and mallards. So, if you got the others at TSC, I'd say they may be incorrect about the hatchery.

    With the 2 eye stripes, I'd say rouens just a different color variation than the norm,
     
  4. bigtrout

    bigtrout Out Of The Brooder

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    I know they only list mallards and pekins...maybe they breed others specifically for TSC...I got the hatchery info from the man that does that stores chick day orders.

    If they are rouens they are blue fawn...which would be quite rare...I find it hard to believe that ducks of that caliber make it to tractor supply.
     
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like mallards
     
  6. bigtrout

    bigtrout Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't be mallards seeing as they are growing at about the same pace as the swedes....I raised a few mallards which were runts even compared to khakis
     
  7. mistyt14

    mistyt14 Out Of The Brooder

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    we have a yellow one, a black with yellow under neath and one that looks like your stripped one, not sure what they are, all from TSC here is a pic when we first got them


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  8. sofiaaaaaa

    sofiaaaaaa New Egg

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    They look like Mallards to me, not quite sure though
     

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