What breed of duckling is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cymbaline, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw these cuties at TSC this evening and was able to identify all but one. The lighter brown one next to the mallard has marking on his face like the mallard but no back spots and I've never seen one that light. Doesn't look like a muscovy... anyone have any ideas?
    Just curiosity really... I managed to somehow leave without them (after watching them for a half hour, lol).
     
  2. KatieLoo

    KatieLoo Out Of The Brooder

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    A runner maybe? The bill makes me think Runner duck..
     
  3. foxygoober

    foxygoober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but I do know that we will be getting some ducklings from TSC soon. . .wondering how many trips we'll be making before we get there on the right day.
     
  4. KatieLoo

    KatieLoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahaha! I hear that! I'd grab the little fella up and let it be a surprise to find out what he is! Baby ducklings are hard to resist! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh believe me, I was sooooo tempted! And of course he'd need that little swedish for a buddy. But I worry about keeping up with so many ducks.
    I didn't think I saw any runners as I watched them, but I could be wrong. What color runner though? Trout maybe?
     
  6. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year, it took me weeks of checking every tuesday and thursday to finally get ducks! I wish TSC had some sort of schedule for that...
     
  7. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them look like my pekin ducklings did, which is probably the most common breed they sell. The darkest one looked like the rouen ducklings I got. I'm not sure about the lighter ones though
     
  8. Doc McCluckins

    Doc McCluckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seeing the water trough full of ducks makes me reminisce. I worked at TSC about 3 years ago and this was always my favorite time of year. It was so dangerous for me because I would bring home new chicks every other week nearly. The assorted bantams are the worst. I don't miss that job but I do miss the chickens. I was the in house crazy chicken lady. My favorite was when people came in weeks after buying their chicks and they had lost their cute and fun appeal desperate to get rid of them. I would take them no questions asked. Good times lol.

    We never got much variety at our store and we never got more than two breeds at a time. The most common were Mallard, Khaki Campbell and Pekin. I am not sure what the mystery chick is. It doesn't strike me as a runner but I don't know. You should just take him home and find out [​IMG]
     
  9. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, the yellow with orange bills are pekins, the yellow with a pinkish bill are buffs (or possibly Indian Runners), the yellow with a tinge of brown/black is a Welsh Harlequin, the one that looks like a Rouen is a Mallard (because it is so much smaller than the rest - if it were near Pekin-sized it'd be a Rouen), and the brown with a light bib is a Swedish. Like I said, I could pick them all out except for that little guy...I even googled some breeds like Appleyard and Saxony since I don't know much about them and they don't look like that either. I'm puzzled.


    You all are a bad influence on me! LOL :) I want so badly to go scoop a couple of them up with the "odd duck" but I don't trust my duckling-sexing abilities and I just recently got my male-female ratio to be reasonable. If I grab two more boys, by my duck-math calculations I'll end up with like 15 ducks! lol
     

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