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What breed are we?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keiferlou, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. keiferlou

    keiferlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these kids 3 weeks ago at the feed store. No idea how old they were or breeds. This feed store labels chicken breeds but not ducks or turkeys. I was hoping someone could give me an idea what breeds they might be. There is a remarkable size difference and the smaller one seems to be feathering out faster than the bigger one. When I first got them, I did a bunch of reading and looking at pictures of ducklings and thought maybe they might be Welsh Harlequin but the bigger one is feathering out white so far so he(or she) might be Pekin. But the little one! She (or he) has gone dark and being so small, I'm thinking maybe Call? Any ideas? Am I close or way out in left field?

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    This was the day I brought them home.

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    I can't get them to stand still long enough to get a good side by side one of them standing. Too much to explore lol! Also, the smaller one does this torpedo move underwater in the pool while the big one prefers to just cruise around if that makes any difference. Thanks!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The bill on the blond one looks Runner-ish to me, and the other does make me think perhaps Welsh Harlequin.
     
  3. keiferlou

    keiferlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated pics of these ducks. They are now around 4 months old. They came from Ideal and I was able to identify the small female as a snowy mallard but I'm still unsure on the big guy.

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    This was taken almost 2 months ago.

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    He keeps getting darker. Every day, he gets a little darker. His bill has a green tint to it. It's driving me crazy not knowing what he is, other than a sweet, fat duck [​IMG] What is he?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't know but he sure is gorgeous and so is she. Big difference in size too.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think the big ones are at least part Swedish.
     

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