Welsh harlequin or..?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nelleyoukai, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. nelleyoukai

    nelleyoukai Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got a pair of welsh harlequin ducklings, (First time raising them) but from what I've seen from online pictures I'm not sure if they really are? What does everyone think? They are the darker ones.

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  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    They don't look like welsh harlequin ducklings to me, the larger dark one looks maybe like a Rouen and the smaller one I don't know. Maybe a runner cause of the mottled coloring?

    Welcome to BYC also!
     
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to,BYC.
    I got my WH this year, born in July. When they were babies they were all yellow. They were never that dark brown.

    I got mine from Metzgers.

    Here's a few pics

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    They are nice ducks.
     
  4. nelleyoukai

    nelleyoukai Out Of The Brooder

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    These are their parents, those are welsh harlequins right?
    I've only had Google images to go off as I've never seen them before, so I have no idea [​IMG]

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  5. nelleyoukai

    nelleyoukai Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm.. They look nothing like yours Ryanhodapp.
    I wonder what they are.
     
  6. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my first ducks too. There is a welsch Harlequin thread with more pictures. You could look there.

    My girls have feathered out pretty much like the pictures I posted. They do have blue feathers under the wing area. Not sure what that area is called. But they Definitely have more white.

    Marlene
     
  7. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not Welsh Harlequins. They have the harlequin gene in a gold phase + something else. The drake in the photo has major flaws.

    They are still nice ducks :)
     
  8. apricotvalleywf

    apricotvalleywf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of our too show quality harlequins below.

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  9. revans2003

    revans2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is it possible that none of those ducks and geese are sitting in those waterers????
     
  10. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. My thoughts exactly.

    One of my hens cant drink or dabble without having her butt in the pan.
     
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