Updated pics of the ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aduckstolemyheart, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The babies have all gone through their final molt, and I have to say I'm surprised. Two of the babies I thought were the products of my Pekin and Black Swedish, have gotten some odd color/patterns to their feathers. Sparrow has some weird pattern on her wing feathers I have never seen before, and the drake, Wonder, has almost blue/grey feathers and a super green head and tail feathers. It's odd. What do you guys think?

    Sparrow and her weird tail feather pattern w/ Wonder in the background):
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    Sparrow looking pretty:
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    Wonder's odd blue grey color (can you see this in a Black Swede/Pekin mix?)
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    A couple of the Runners, just because:
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    Skillet the runner:
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    The group:
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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sparrow is beautiful!!! i love hem all!!! thanks for sharing!!!
     
  3. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Duckgirl [​IMG]
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I have no idea about who is mixed with who,but they sure are pretty, all of them..
     
  6. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the only options for parents would be my black Swedish for the dad, and either my Pekin hen or my Saxony hen. I thought they were all Pekin eggs, as my Saxonies eggs didnt hatch, but there's always a chance... lol

    and thanks Miss Lydia. [​IMG]
     
  7. featheredfashions

    featheredfashions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely in LOVE with Sparrow!! What beautiful coloring!! [​IMG]
     
  8. heidihas2ducks

    heidihas2ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I have read here, the black swedish carry the Blue gene which would give you those gorgeous grey feathers...and the white feathers on Sparrow wing tips are apparently the "tell tale" of a "true swedish...as the outter 3 flight feathers are supposed to be white...They are magnificent though! I am very much in love! And the orange bills! Soooo sweet! Be proud of those babies!
     
  9. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Featheredfashions,
    Thank you!

    heidihas2ducks,
    Interesting to know. [​IMG] Thanks for the info. I always wondered why Sparrow had that weird pattern on those feathers, as I had never seen it before. I also wondered if the blue could be some recessive trait. I was very happy with the way they turned out. It's funny because several of them have that real black/olive speckling in their bill, another thing I thought was interesting.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Who splashed green paint on Sparrow's bill? What a beautiful collection! [​IMG]
     
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