What breed are my babies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by texasfemale, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. texasfemale

    texasfemale Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a new mom & I'm curious what I have. It really doesn't matter love them anyways.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where'd you get them? They are going to turn out as Grey's and could be Runners, Mallards, or Rouen's. There are grey calls but these do not look a lot like them. When they feather out into their adult plumage you can ask again and you'll get more specific answers.

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  3. texasfemale

    texasfemale Out Of The Brooder

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    Got them at tractor supply. I figured it was worth a shot to ask now. I picked these 2 out because of the crest on their heads, they were different & different is good lol. Thanks for the reply & the welcome.
     
  4. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They definitely look like mallards or rouen to me, I think their legs are set too far forward to be runners. Do both of them have a crest?

    Cute little fuzzbutts!
     
  5. NikkiCole5

    NikkiCole5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about these? Lol
    They are golden 300 hybrid X giant Pekin. They look Swedish, but is that possible?

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    Sorry for jumping in ;-)
     
  6. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure there's Swedish in the running of the breed. It's probably a recessive factor that came from the result of crossing the two ducks together. All it is, is a bibbed pattern one of the six main patterns for ducks. Yet I do see Golden 300's with the bibbed pattern and they are sex-linked.
     
  7. NikkiCole5

    NikkiCole5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sex linked? Can you tell me what I have then?
     
  8. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what the Pekin duck did to them but if they were just plain Golden 300's those would be drakes. There is less use for sex-linked ducks because at one week of age you can vent sex ducks and geese.
     
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  9. NikkiCole5

    NikkiCole5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to vent sex and I can't tell, but I think I saw a penis on the one with yellow on it's face, the standing one, but it's only a guess, and I thought the other is female, again a guess lol
     
  10. NikkiCole5

    NikkiCole5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just tried again since I tried when they were only a few days old and they are 9 days old now, but i still did not find a penis, oh well lol, I'll find out when it's older
     

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