What age is my duck?

Brooke_R

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I recently got two ducks. One is a Rouen and I’m assuming she’s on the younger side. However, I’m not so sure about the other. I think she is maybe a Blue Swedish mixed with an Indian Runner? I’m really not sure about her age, though. The guy I got her from said they were both one year old. That seems like it could be right for the Rouen but I’m wondering if it isn’t for the other girl. I noticed when we got her she looked a little rough but thought she would start to look better and healthier. However, she still looks the same and her sister always looked healthy. I’m wondering if maybe she’s actually kind of old? Does anyone have an estimate for her age or an idea on her breed? I’m really curious to know her age especially. Neither have laid an egg in their coop if that’s any hint (maybe they’re laying them elsewhere during the day, though). Also, she sounds a lot different from my others (definitely a girl like my others). Not like a duckling, though. Maybe that’s just because of a breed difference but I wondered if it could also be her age?
 

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I have a blue Runner and your girl looks very similar. Does she have white on her? pics make it look so, If she does she maybe closer to age 2 that is when my Runners began going from blue to white and from blk to white. My Runner female,my youngest was already getting speckles of white in her blk feathers at 18 months. Top picture is my blue Runner. Just saying if your already seeing white she maybe at least 18 months or older. And it can take a few weeks to a month to see an egg when you bring them home. Do they have a coop? Make it cozy by adding deep bedding so they can make themselves a nest for laying. Both your new girls are beautiful. Smidge the blue at 4 yrs old Pepper the blk at 18 months
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Brooke_R

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I have a blue Runner and your girl looks very similar. Does she have white on her? pics make it look so, If she does she maybe closer to age 2 that is when my Runners began going from blue to white and from blk to white. My Runner female,my youngest was already getting speckles of white in her blk feathers at 18 months. Top picture is my blue Runner. Just saying if your already seeing white she maybe at least 18 months or older. And it can take a few weeks to a month to see an egg when you bring them home. Do they have a coop? Make it cozy by adding deep bedding so they can make themselves a nest for laying. Both your new girls are beautiful. Smidge the blue at 4 yrs old Pepper the blk at 18 months View attachment 2766238 View attachment 2766240
Thank you! She does have some white spots on her. And they have a coop but I’ll add some extra bedding for her :)
 

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