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What breed is this? Can you help.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by eLiz423, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. eLiz423

    eLiz423 Just Hatched

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    Not sure he looks like a Muscovy? The grey and spotted chest one, what are your opinions? I have 2pekin ducks both females. 2mallards a boy and girl and I am questioning what the grey one might be consider? The boy mallard with the green head and the grey spotted chest one is a boy. 2boys 3females
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's not a Muscovy. Mallard derived of some sort - possibly a crossbred.
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the picture it looks dark but since you called it grey I'm going to guess it's a Blue Swedish, though the markings wouldn't be considered show quality. But that would only matter if you are showing it or breeding to breed standard. It could also be a crossbreed, but it defiantly has some Swedish in it.

    All in all a very handsome boy. [​IMG]
     
  4. eLiz423

    eLiz423 Just Hatched

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    Here's another picture [​IMG]
    Here's my 2boys
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It may be a mismarked blue Swedish or a crossbred. I had similarly colored offspring from a Rouen/Pekin cross.
     
  6. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture @sourland ? Would love to see so we can compare.

    @eLiz423 where did you get them? I'm thinking it was from a feed store. It that's the case I'm thinking there's a better chance you got a mismarked Swedish rather than a crossbreed. Hatcheries aren't as concerned about breeding to standard but they do generally keep the different breeds separate. Or at least they should try really hard.
     
  7. eLiz423

    eLiz423 Just Hatched

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    Yes got these guys from Tractor Supply. Can you see him better in those pictures above?

    So my crested Pekin brood a duckling that has the same kind of markings of this guy but crested. This is very exciting. Here is a picture of the baby on day 1. I will try to get a better picture of it as soon as I can

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  8. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, it looks like a mismarked blue swedish :D
     
  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at that little poof! So cute.

    Yes this pictures show his color better. My opinion is still that he is a Blue Swedish.
     

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