What breed of ducklings are these?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aacre, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Aacre

    Aacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went to TSC in the hopes of getting some Mallard ducklings, but they had none, so instead came home with 4 yellow ducklings. The employees at the store have no idea what breed they are. One said that it started with a P but it wasn't Pekin- she was sure of this. So I waited until this morning to call the store again in the hopes that someone today would know the breeds they carried.. No such luck! [​IMG] Last night, I decided that they are probably Pekin ducklings. Then this morning, I was doing some research and realized that yellow ducklings don't always mean pekins, but could be another breed, maybe Indian runners? It would be awesome if they were Indian runners because I think they are adorable ducks.. So, any ideas? My DH and I have been planning on getting started on ducks again after some years hiatus, so we're newbies at ducks- again.[​IMG] Pics aren't the greatest!!

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  2. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably Pekins because the only ducks available on thier special order form are Khakis, Mallards, Rouens, Swedish, and Pekins. I got some last week, even though I wanted some khakis. But then they got khakis in and I got some more. LOL! Good luck with your babies, I'm a complete beginner to ducks!
     
  3. Aacre

    Aacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! Either way, I'm in love with them so it wouldn't matter. I guess I can wait and find out when they grow up. I don't know why we got rid of our last duck flock- they were a hoot. Maybe the times were harder, and ducks are kind of pigs if you let them be. We had them for less than a year and had accidentally come up with a duckling that they were hatching out by themselves. It was a great experience and I am eager to learn the ducks all over again! [​IMG]

    What breed did you get?
     
  4. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 Pekins and 4 Khakis. Am hoping for 1 Khaki drake and the rest females.....but with my luck I will have 5 drakes and one female! LOL! A pair of Pekins would be ok with me too!
     
  5. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup those look like Pekins. Congrats on the new ducks! You will really enjoy them :)
     
  6. Aacre

    Aacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! I'm already enjoying them very much! :)
    I know the feeling! I would have that luck too. That's why I got 4 ducklings. [​IMG] for 3 females and 1 drake, but it probably won't happen that way!
     

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