What breed is this duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shandyhorse, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Shandyhorse

    Shandyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello guys :) I have a duck called "Ducky", which i found when it was very young wandering around in our backyard [first we saw another duckling [a black and white one], but unfortunately lost it :( but then we found this duckling] , Ive had him for over a month now, he stays in my spare chicken hutch but untill about 2 weeks ago, where i had been putting him in the cat cage at night when he was little because of the cold.
    He lives on chicken food, [watered down mash and corn pieces], and worms etc

    BUT i am wondering what breed he is, Here are some photos.

    When we found him:
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    and recent pics:
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    [he now has a paddling pool, not a bath to swim in :p]



    yeah, so what breed do you think it is, and sex too.. Used to think he was like a swedish black x pekin but I have no idea! :)



    Thanks :)
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    What a gorgeous Muscovy you have there- no idea about sex yet though sorry. I was looking at the size of the feet and length of body, but it can be easier to sex them when you have a few to compare to each other.

    Sure looks like one very spoilt- and well cared for duck. !!
     
  3. Shandyhorse

    Shandyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Dont muscovys have the red beak thingy? everyone keeps on saying ducky is, but i havent seen any of them around where i live, only swedish blacks, pekins and mallards. I will get some other photos of him tomorrow so you can see the actual size [if you know how big one of those shell shaped paddling pools are :p]

    Thanks :)
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    That will come in time. They dont hatch with it- but it grows in as they mature. Id love to see some more photos of Ducky though- those lovely two tone feet are gorgeous.
     
  5. Shandyhorse

    Shandyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I guess it would explain his friendliness - there was a Muscovy at a zoo I went to once, it did exactly what Ducky does, Wagging his tail, quacking HEAPS and always opening its mouth like its wanting something to eat :)
    Will get more pics later :)
     
  6. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    Omg what a cute Muscovy you have there!!!! I have a sweet boy named Duckie. He is also a scovy. I am not expert and like ducky said it's still hard to sex. I can't tell yet. Maybe in a few weeks we can get an idea. To me right now it kinda looks like a girl but it's really hard to tell in pictures. Enjoy! Muscovies are awesome pets!!
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable Muscovy! [​IMG]
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    aww.. so darn cute! and yeah the fleshy red parts come later! Muscovy are huge tail waggers'.. i find all mine do it(hens/drakes)
     
  9. Shandyhorse

    Shandyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone :) Well i guess if he was a Muscovy then someone would of had to breed him ae?
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very pretty congrats!! I have 10 and love them all they are like puppies with feathers. I even have a house drake.. [​IMG]
     

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