What am I?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BamaChick76, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. BamaChick76

    BamaChick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time to ever have ducks... so please bear with me.These lilttle ones are supposed to be just over a week old. They are mostly grey with some yellow- bills are dark grey with a pinkish tip- legs are dark grey with yellow feet.
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    Is it possible to tell what sex they are at this age? And I was told to put them in water to swim only after a certain age or not until they get their feathers is this true?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Not sure what they are...
    Muscovies maybe?

    As for swimming, I let them swim right away with supervision...BUT...you have to dry them off and get them back in to a warm brooder before they get too tired.
     
  3. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like blue Swedish to me...Muscovy beaks aren't long and angled down like that.
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    One is definatly a muscovy the three with the bibs look like khakis i've had in the past

    the one in the very front hiding his head behind the chick is definatly muscovy....ive had one like that ive also had khakis
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:Swedes need to be blue/black/splash not a dun color those are extinct
     
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought I saw some 'Scovy in there too. If they're not purebred, they must have some Muscovy in them.
     
  7. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    With the body shape and coloring I would say Muscovy or Muscovy cross. Pretty little ducks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Muscovy Babies.

    Looking again, a betetr pic of the bills would help.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  9. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the color looks like a Blue Swedish, but the shape doesnt look like mine. your seems... longer
     
  10. BamaChick76

    BamaChick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a closer picture of one of the bills. Can't do a lot better as my ducks seem to have been hatched knowing kung fu! [​IMG]
    Also is there a way to tell male from female at this age?
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