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What breed are my ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smartie_Pants, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    They were an impulse purchase today when I went to Rural King to get some electrolyte powder for two chicks I was given today and the four chicks I have under a momma silkie on the porch. The lady at the store said they ordered the hatchery special, so they don't know what breed the chicks are. I am thinking either magpie, ancona, or muscovy. They are very loud! LOL. Are muscovy's loud as chicks? I know they are quiet as adults. A couple have black toes and yellow webbing, like the magpie I got last fall, so maybe they are magpies too? Either way, they arte adorable!


  2. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    They are so cute, how could you resist?
  3. duck boy

    duck boy In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2009
    i'd say that there magpies for sure
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Have no clue but they are the cutiest things ever!
  5. W.CharltonChickens

    W.CharltonChickens In the Brooder

    May 31, 2008
    West Charlton, NY
    They are adorable. I love the two with the black tipped beaks [​IMG]
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    W.CharltonChickens :

    They are adorable. I love the two with the black tipped beaks [​IMG]

    Yeah, they are the two I think are magpies, because of the feet and coloring. One is solid yellow though, so I don't know if its a pekin or blue swed.​
  7. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Quote:I agree [​IMG]
    Congrats on the new babies [​IMG]

  8. cluck1

    cluck1 In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2009
    Anconas or magpies
  9. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Three of them are Anconas. If Magpie they are the worst marked I have ever seen, a Magpie should at least have the dark cap on the back of the head. The yellow with it's back to us might be an unmarked Ancona, it happens sometimes. Check the bill and legs/feet and below the eye for dark patterns, if present you have a poorly marked Ancona If not present you have an Unknown.
  10. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    He has no black anywhere, including the beak and feet. He does have feathers on his legs though! I didn't even know that was possible in ducks. None of the others have it. [​IMG]

    I'm thinking maybe he is a blue swedish. The Hatchery Special could have been a mix of anything, and they had alread sold one tub and moved the others in with these. Its down is yellow, but had a dark tint on its head an a little on its body, like blue sweds.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009

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