SunAngel

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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




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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SunAngel

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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 (?)
 

poultrykeeper08

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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
 

SunAngel

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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?
Or is it just me?
 

Bex

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Look like Blue Swedish to me.


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?
 

SunAngel

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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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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
 

SunAngel

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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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