Welsh Harlequin Call Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks4life2019, Jul 15, 2019.

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  1. Ducks4life2019

    Ducks4life2019 Chirping

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    16812954-9F9F-42A6-A669-B4FE62ACAC11.jpeg 30E3B66B-0D6F-440E-B729-6BBFF1BD1BBA.jpeg 78A63CE4-B428-4ABD-AB43-CE7A49C25B0F.jpeg 78A63CE4-B428-4ABD-AB43-CE7A49C25B0F.jpeg 16812954-9F9F-42A6-A669-B4FE62ACAC11.jpeg Hi, I have a sweet little duck (Sparrow) that we thought was a Golden Phase Welsh Harlequin but we just Weighed her and she only weighs 1.8lbs (welsh are supposed to be 3-4.5 lbs).
    My question is has anyone ever heard of welsh harlequin call ducks? Thank you!
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    That looks like a Khaki colored Call Duck.
    Silver Call Ducks (WH pattern) females have a very different pattern.
     
  3. Ducks4life2019

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    I don’t think she can be a call duck. Her beak is not long enough.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Looks long enough
     
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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Call ducks should actually have very short beaks :) I think she's a small gold phase welsh harlequin - the chocolate involved in the color makes them look more golden brown than a normal 'silver' phase. You can see she has a throat ring and in the first picture, you can see some of the harlequin patterning on her shoulder, so you do have the color right, even if she's not the breed you thought she was and isn't actually a welsh harlequin.

    How old is she? Do you know for sure she is old enough to be fully grown? Have you felt over her breast bone to make sure she's not underweight, just in case?

    She could be a bantam duck, and she might be a pet quality Call duck, but her beak is very long and her head isn't very bold, so to me she doesn't look like a Call. If you could get a photo of her in profile that would help.
     
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  6. Ducks4life2019

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    Correction “too long” sorry
     
  7. Ducks4life2019

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    I actually meant her beak looked too long sorry! I got her from a show bird breeder so I was thinking she might be a smaller type of golden welsh harlequin (her previous owner said she was a Swedish but I can’t find any that look like her). I believe she is a little over a year old (I got her in February but she started laying eggs a few weeks later). Thank you for your insight!
     
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    I will try to get that photo tomorrow
     
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