Unkown Breed? Why so small?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cargbrock, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Cargbrock

    Cargbrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two call ducks... A mallard and an unknown breed.

    The mallard's a male and the unknown is female.

    They're about the same age... around 7-+ months.

    Why is she so small?? She's about half the size he is... Is it just the breed/age/gender? We used to have two crested ducks (lost to predators)..one male and one female.. they were the same size... and both were about twice as big as the mallard..

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It appears that she is a call.
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a call duck. He's an actual mallard it looks like. Two different breeds.
     
  4. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's more or less a bantam Mallard and she's a Blue Bibbed Call (but with an interesting bib that goes round the back of her neck).

    They are both very pretty!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very pretty indeed!
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    She is so small because SHE is a call duck. Mallards are not call ducks. They are small, but about twice as big as a call.
     
  7. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    She sure is gorgeous, I love your golden polish in the background, where did you get him [​IMG]
     
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  8. Cargbrock

    Cargbrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote::) We got our polish from Cackle Hatchery.
     

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