Two newbies to the flock....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mikanik, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oy! Haven't been on for a year or so! We've been raising our two ducks from last year and love them completely. We get a hair up our butt and look what we come home with....two Khakis! Time to go back and remember all the baby care education from before!! :)[​IMG]
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Aww...they're very cute! I love the fuzzybutts, but raising babies sure is hard work!!!
     
  3. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are for sure! They're living in our tub at the moment. I was worried about them not eating over night, but we found a trick....we *have* to be in there with them and talk sweetly and as soon as we do they calm right down, start eating and drinking and "preening" themselves. Our last two didn't seem so dependent on us, but I don't mind it in the least! :)
     
  4. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also didn't know khakis could look so different (they were both sold as khakis...just one was crested), but the color difference is really weird! Love them all the same though!
     
  5. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed something JUST today!! I guess all the excitement of new ducklings made me a bit unobservant. The "crested" duckling, besides the lighter coloration, has an more pink/orange webbing on it's feet! ????? The darker is dark all around. Hmmmm.......I know I should have been more intelligent than buying from our local farm supply store, but ya know how ya just see them and can't help it? [​IMG] Is this normal for Khaki's?
     
  6. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the lighter one may well be a white khaki campbell and the darker one a traditional Khaki Campbell. But, I'm no expert - I just have both white and traditional colours.
     
  7. Mikanik

    Mikanik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow....I thought I did TONS of research on them. Had no idea they came in diff color variations. Here's a pic I took of their feet to compare.....Not the best lighting by any means so I apologize!
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