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What breed of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This duck came from a hatchery. It is a male. But I'm not sure what he is. He does have a partial crest on his head. Any ideas?

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  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I don't see the crest, but the colors are that of a juvenile Saxony ducks.
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:agees ^ and he does not have a crest his crest would be big and noticeable
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crest is on the other side. It's not very big. Also, he is two years old. He does look like a saxony hen, but is definitely a drake. I've been calling him a hermaphrodite. Here's a picture from the front:
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  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    There is probably something else mixed in.
     
  6. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which hatchery did you get him from? That may narrow things down based on what breeds they carry.

    But honestly, if you got him from a hatchery then the safest bet is to just assume he's a duck [​IMG]. He could be a Saxony drake that is going through an eclipse molt. But I can't think of any hatcheries that sell Saxonies. He could be a Harlequin dilute that popped up out of nowhere. I know Harlequins are small, but I've seen some pretty good sized Harlequins out of hatchery stock.
     
  7. Redwood Violet

    Redwood Violet Out Of The Brooder

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    Holderread in Oregon sells and ships Saxony ducks. That looks like it could be some kind of cross, but definitely Saxony in his background. [​IMG]
     
  8. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was either Ideal or Mcmurray that he came from. My mom got ducks from both hatcheries that year. He's always been that color. Maybe he is some kind of mix. I'll have to look and see what they sell for crested ducks at both hatcheries.
     

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