What are we?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SunAngel, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My guess for these two is Blue Swedish. Am I right this time? I don't want to spend 6 months calling them the wrong thing like I did with my first ducks [​IMG]

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    Any guess on their age and sex? With my limited experience they seem like a pair to me. They are a bit bigger than my Black Swedish pair, but neither of them have a drake feather yet that I could see.

    Thanks for looking!

    Just because I love my duckies...heres a pic of the group hanging out together! My female Black Swedish loves perching on that bucket...that is her spot.

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  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Don't know, but they are really pretty! Beautiful coloring! I like that "painted" one too. What kind is that?
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have 8 ducks- 4 pairs (I think)....

    2 Black Swedish
    1 Magpie (black & white) & 1 Muscovy (white w/ red on the face)
    1 Mini Appleyard (spotted/brown) & 1 Snowy Call
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    2 Blue Swedish (?)
     
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are blue sweedish .
    Pick them up if they Quack its a female if its a dry horse sounding quack its a boy !

    Good luck and pretty ducks
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    [​IMG] Duh, I don't know why I didn't think of that lol Major blonde moment I guess!

    Why is it when you get a new chick/chicken or duck, it feels like you are starting all over and enter dumbville? [​IMG] Or is it just me?
     
  6. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like Blue Swedish to me. [​IMG]

    Hens have the louder quack while drakes have more of a "whisper" to them. I've also noticed that all of our drakes have a green tinge to their beaks, but others say that is not 100% accurate for every duck.

    Beautiful ducks by the way! Could I maybe duck nap the magpie? [​IMG]
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Nope nope can't steal the Magpie lol It was given to us by another BYC'er. Him and the Muscovy were getting picked on where they lived, so they found a new home with us. First time I had seen a Magpie.

    We got the Blues at the auction. They carried them in and I was like Ooh Ooh I want those!! When the time came, I bid them up to $5 each and then shook my head no, figuring the other person bidding was just running me up. Turned to talk to DD and DH leans over and tells me I better write down the price of the ducks I just bought. I said, What, I quit bidding! He says, Yeah, but I didn't. When I shook my head no, he shook his head yes and bid again. And ended up winning. I was shocked, but happy. They are sweet ducks and I think we got a good deal for $5.25 each.

    Well I just went out and picked them both up and I still don't know lol. They both seemed to quack when I first picked them up, then were quiet the rest of the time I held them.
     
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  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when u first pick them up they should make a Loud prominant Quack if female or a horse sounding one that is alot quieter and that would be a male

    Why did u stop at 5 ? I keep bidding until every one else stops . Thats way i never leave without every thing i wanted [​IMG]
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am a cheapy lol And hubby had already spent around $30 plus what I got (a hen and some peeps....ducks are close to last).

    Usually if its something I really want, someone always runs me up on it. Then I end up with an old hen or a roo I dont want for $10 or $15 lol. I shouldn't have stopped so cheap on them tho, now that I think about it. $5 for a big duck is a good price. I am lucky he was in a sweet mood and got them for me!

    I think they both made a loud deep quack and then went silent. So maybe I got 2 females, which would be ok. Don't want 2 boys though.
     

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