What breed are these ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ladyfarmer10, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. ladyfarmer10

    ladyfarmer10 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess that they have fawn and white indian runner in them...... maybe crossed with pekin???
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    mutts? the head looks pekin to me , but dont take my word! its early here and im still half asleep
     
  4. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The colouring looks very much like Fawn and White Indian Runner but they look a bit bigger so maybe crossed with a bigger breed...?
     
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably Fawn and White Runners, just really poor type, production bred birds. Runner type is easy to get far off track in only 1-2 generations, hence the larger size and lower stature. That color though requires at least 2-3 generations of selective breeding to get, so it is doubtful they are mixes. It is doubtful that someone would know enough to selectively breed mixes to that color and yet let the body type completely go so they are probably hatchery type Runners that have just been production bred and lost Runner type.
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Citychicker said and--wow, those are the worst type I've ever seen. Sorry. [​IMG] They are pretty birds, don't get me wrong--ducks are awesome--and they're probably really great birds. But I wouldn't breed from them. I've got Holderread birds (exhibition bred, high quality) and I've got McMurray birds (production bred, medium quality). The difference between them is pretty astounding, but even my McMurray birds look more like Runners than those do.

    They look sweet, though, and I'll bet they're great layers. Production bred birds often have great production qualities, and if you wanted a non-Runner-type bird with Runner qualities and the awesome fawn/white coloring, then you've got it! lol Are they yours?
     
  7. ladyfarmer10

    ladyfarmer10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes,they are mine,[​IMG] we like duck eggs,and the lady that had them could notbuy feed,so ....now I have 8 of them.LOL
    Thanks everybody
     
  8. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. You are going to LOVE having them. [​IMG]
     
  9. ladyfarmer10

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    could these be saxony ducks
     
  10. ladyfarmer10

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    could these be saxony ducks
     

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