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What breed are my ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sheenanaginz, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. sheenanaginz

    sheenanaginz New Egg

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    I am a first time duck owner and purchased three "pekins" from the feed store several months ago. These "pekins" are growing up and do not quack and they have a bubbly red beak instead of a bright orange one. They are all white with blue eyes, sharp claws, and the boys are starting to get red around their eyes. Do they look like muscovies to you? I was not sure if maybe they are pure muscovies or maybe a mix. Obviously, I was a little upset since I specifically asked for pekins and had done alot of research about them. But they have grown on me and now I just want to know their breed! Thanks!

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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    I think those are Muscovies.
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Yyyyup, mos' def Muscovies. I'm kinda surprised they were marketed as Pekins, even as ducklings the differences are pretty stark! :p
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer my Muscovies to Pekins. Pekins are so loud!
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    BWA HA HA, Pekins are loud? That's...that's cute. [​IMG] #AtLeastIDon'tNeedAnAlarmClock
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovy and look like females too. That is too bad, nothing wrong with scovies(i own a ton of them) but if your after Pekin? completely different bird, Muscovy are not even mallard derived and they fly!

    I have pekin they are loud, don't fly and pretty comical in their own right, Muscovy are better foragers though, even documented for their fly catching ability.
     

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