What breed are these??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I found these listed on Craigslist as Golden Cascades, the blonde ones look to be just that but the Blue ones I am not sure about, what breed do you guys think they are?

    They look liek Blue Pekins with the big bodies & thick heads..im stumped! But interested in buying them if they're for sale!
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  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Looks like white bibs......light blue or splash swedish?
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I've had Swedish before but I don't remember them being that big.. aren't they a medium breed?
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Overweight (see that dewlap!) poor quality Blue Swedish is my guess. They could be mixed though.
     
  6. I don't actually know a lot about this Golden Cascades, but I thought I read they are a mix of a few other breeds and that don't necessarily breed true to color. So the second generation after the hatchery stock might start to show all kinds of variation in appearance The most important quality about the Cascades is their laying ability, which I think would be passed down despite however they look. But please don't quote me, maybe someone who knows more about this breed can confirm this.
    Anyway I wonder if these ducks are a few generations down, or like suggested, a mix of the Cascades and other ducks.
     
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess those blues with the white bibs were blue swedish and yep swedish are supposed to be medium sized. Maybe they are mixes of swedish and pekins.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Whatever they are they sure are pretty.
     
  9. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:times two look like mixes
     
  10. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DWD- I think you are confusing Golden Cascades with Golden 300's. The birds pictured to me though don't look like Golden Cascades anyway. They look like poor quality Buffs. The Blue ones look like poor quality Blue Swedish or first generation mixes that don't have well formed bibs.
     

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