Went to the pond...have some questions (Pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckluv, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    This afternoon, I took my little sister to a nearby pond. There were your normal mallards and Canada geese, but there were also several other breeds I wasn't expecting to see. There were quite a few Pilgrim geese, some Pekins, two Blue Swedish (I think), and others.
    I'd like to ask; are these breeds that I don't know about or are they mutts?
    (Sorry for the bad quality in some photos, the camera I had wasn't terrific.)
    And just for kicks, some pictures of the other birds.
    The Pekins:
    One of them had a torn foot web, but I couldn't get a picture of it. It looked like a straight, clean cut, and he acted fine besides limping a bit on the land.
    The Swedish:
    Momma duck with her babies! The only ducklings at the pond. I got an urge to pick them up and cuddle with them.
    A Pilgrim gander - he was eating out of my little sister's hand. He actually let her stroke his back, too!
    Little sis thought all geese were friendly, until she met this one:
    Sleepy mallards:

    I would assume that the Swedish, the Pekins, the Pilgrims and the mutts were all pets one time and were dumped at the lake, right? No wild goose would let a kid touch him, though why someone would dump so many geese (more than fifteen), I have no idea.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011

  2. Jay-Mar28

    Jay-Mar28 In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ontario Canada
    Funny you should bring this up. Today I caught 4 young white muscovies at our local duck pond. I used some bread and they came right up to me and let me grab them. Theymust be 7-8 weeks old. Wing feathers havent grown in yet.
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Yep, those first few photos were of mutts. We have several that look like that at our lake. We also have a buff and a blue Swedish that looks the same as in your photos, too.

    The geese at one lake are not that friendly and two are downright vicious! But, at another lake, there are lots and lots of friendly geese for kids to play with and pet (well, some get grumpy now and then).
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    pic 1 not sure maybe fawn runner mutt
    pic 2 crested swedish mutt
    pic 3 silver appleyard mutt
    pic 4 khaki campbell mutt or possible just an older pure bird
  5. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chirping

    Jul 19, 2010
    I would have to agree with your sister. That goose doesn't look friendly. Great pictures!

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