Unkown Breed of Ducks ,,,any ideas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dougjefferson, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. dougjefferson

    dougjefferson Out Of The Brooder


    Got these ducks free from a friend who got them from her friend etc. No eggs yet and I'm pretty sure I have at least two females. Any ideas. Thanks
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    It looks like you have a Cayuga (the black one) and some Khaki Campbells/Campbell crosses (the brown ones are likely Campbells, but the brown and white one is probably a cross.) The brown ones could also be Buff ducks, which are less common, but fit the coloring better.
  3. Tria821

    Tria821 New Egg

    The small brown in the front looks like a Campbell, the taller white and fawn looks like one of my Indian Runner. Eggs will depend on sex, hours duck is exposed to daylight, breed and stress. I can expect an egg a day from my Campbells from March well into December. My Golden Hybrid are close to the same. The Indian Runners and Mallards are my least productive and if they get stressed or 'spooked' I know not to expect eggs for a day or two.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, I completely forgot about Runner Ducks. It is certainly possible that the white and brown one is a Runner.
  5. learycow

    learycow Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    The black/dark brown one in front and the tan and white one look like they are runner ducks. Too dark to be a khaki campbell, wrong stance and color for a cayuga

    The other two (if all tan, it's hard to tell in the picture) look like buff ducks.

    As for genders, if pure buffs then you have two females. Males will develop a green head and it doens't look like either one have that.
    The other two I can't tell from the picture. But if they have a curly tail feather, then they are drakes.

    You can also pick up each individual duck (or do something to make them quack). If loud and shrill, it's a female. If quiet and raspy, its a male.
  6. dougjefferson

    dougjefferson Out Of The Brooder


    Think this a better picture of them
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Buff duck (rear/back), Cayuga (black), Mix (the white & brown) (looks runner type mix) buff duck (front on right)

    this is just based off the photo

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