What are they? I need help figuring out the breed/mix!!!!! Helpppppp!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RHRanch, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. NEW PICS! So, here are my 5 black crested ducks from Ideal. What breed do we think they are?

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  2. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Songster

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    the ones with white on the chest would be black sweedish.
    and the all black ones woud be cayuga.
     
  3. Nsampsel

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    Look like my Indian Runner.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    Do they have Green on the head? Looks like Cayugas and possibly a Black Swedish
     
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  5. Thing is, I raised Swedish in the past, and these don't have the body type to be swedish, but I think they all might be mixed. I thought cayuga also, but one of the all black ones is very much runner in shape and stance..... I think i need to take more pics, this one is a bit blurry. [​IMG]

    Also, are not Cayugas shiny green? These are pretty much matte black.
     
  6. country_girl011

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    hatchery birds are very poor quality.
    but not ususally mixed.
     
  7. I posted new pics, from the side. Maybe they are crested cayugas or cayuga mixes.
     
  8. I agree - when I got them I expected to have some hatchery stock layers, but did not expect mixes, I have never gotten mixed ducks from a hatchery before. So thats why I wanted you all's opinions.

    Oh, also - based on the type of duck, medium size, when should I expect them to start laying? They are about 3 months old now.
     
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