What breed of duck are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greenfamilyfarms, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    These three were old balls in the bunch of ducklings from the TSC duck bin and the man watching the bins said they were Mallards. They are definitely NOT mallards! I have little cousin that is in love with ducks, so these are for her (they will stay with me though, since her mama is one of those animals-are-nasty people).

    The big yellow one is a crested Pekin. I have a soft spot for crested ducks since that was my first duck was a crested fawn & white runner.

    What breed do you think the black and white ones are? Could they be Magpies?

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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have no idea but they sure are cute! I love the black feet! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They look sorta like the muscovy ducklings (more like them than any other breed, but a lot of the breeds listed don;t have duckling photos) on feathersite.
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I was going to say magpie, but looks like you are leaning that way too, probley a good guess
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  6. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hard to tell in the photo but usually if their bill is pink it means muscovy, otherwise they look like magpies.
     
  7. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Magpie. I just got what I believe to be a magpie from them. Here is mine in comparison:

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  8. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute is what they are!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one duckling's foot looks like it had been walking around in ink. Definitely are cute.

    Here's what my white muscovy ducklings looked like at less than a day old.
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    I googled up images and yours looks like they could be either chocolate magpies or chocolate muscovies. The head shape on yours looks more like the magpies from the angle the bill is with the forehead.

    This site had a picture of chocolate magpie ducklings.
    http://www.freewebs.com/rlcollins/abouttheducks.htm
     
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  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Really adorable! The one on the far left looks like he is wearing a toupee'(sp?)!!! ha ha ha... Cute!
     

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