What breed is this chick?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks4FFA, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Ducks4FFA

    Ducks4FFA New Egg

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    I bought 4 ducklings today, and identified one as Mallard, one Black Swedish, and one as a Khaki Campbell. However, the fourth one I haven't figured out yet.
    I was thinking maybe Muscovy, but all my chicks have crests, and I don't know if Muscovy can have crests.
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    Can anyone identify this little guy/gal for me?
     
  2. noddy05

    noddy05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not an expert. But to me looks like a crested ancona.
     
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  3. Dorinda Doss 7

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  4. Ducks4FFA

    Ducks4FFA New Egg

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    Ancona might be it... looking at this picture here of Ancona chicks, mine sure looks a lot like the one on the far right!
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  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree it looks like an Ancona.

    I'd just like to point out that a baby duck is called a duckling, not a chick. A chick is a baby chicken. There is also a breed of chicken called an Ancona. I just wanted to mention this since if you google something you will get better results using the correct term. Good luck with your new babies.
     
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  6. Wobbles

    Wobbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a magpie too, the little cap and more solid back look magpie...but ancona can have the same markings lol.
     
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  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a very poorly marked ancona or a magpie.
    I'm leaning more towards magpie as anconas generally have markings under the eye, and that one is extremely heavily marked.

    If it is an ancona, then I would not recommend it for breeding. Because it is so closely colored to a magpie, it would be a disqualification as well as the fact that it has a crest which is a big no no with anconas.

    Cute all the same though. Those crests are always adorable!
     
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  8. Ducks4FFA

    Ducks4FFA New Egg

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    Gah, I don't know what they are, Magpie or Ancona. They seem fairly similar, both being good egg producers and excellent foragers.
    After reading about crests more, I don't plan to breed them, as it seems cruel. None the less, they're certainly a cute one!
    Thank you guys for the help, I truly appreciate it :)
     
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