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What breed of ducks do I have?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Maidservant, May 26, 2008.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I got two ducklings out of the TSC assorted bin a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure they are both female. Anyway, here are the pictures:

    Here is the smaller one:
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    And this is the best picture I could get of the bigger one...it likes hiding behind the smaller one (the one on the left is the larger one):
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    Here is a photo of them the day I brought them home. It's amazing how quickly they grow!
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    Thanks,
    Emily
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like you have a kahki kampbell and a roen or mallard
     
  3. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks! Now to get up the money to build them a large enclosure with a sunken pool and to find a drake for them. lol
     
  4. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One thing, every picture of khaki's are a lot lighter than the one I have. This one is extremely dark, with a black head, and the only brown is dark and it is tipping the feathers. It's bill and feet started out black, they have lightened a little, but not much. It has a white band that goes around the front of it's neck. It has no other colors on it. The underside of it's wings are dark like the outside of them.

    Is it actually a khaki, or could it be something else? I have no clue.

    Thanks,
    Emily
     
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks a lot like my Khaki Campbell, Truffle. In fact, Truffle is even a bit darker than your duck, but yours is the only other duck of this breed that I have ever seen that is similar in color to mine. My boy is just a little younger than yours, and he is darker than all the Campbell pictures I have seen so far. I have heard about a very dark variant of Khaki Campbells, and I suspect that's what both of our boys are. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the larger one is a drake? It's 10 weeks old and doesn't have the curly feather at the base of it's tail (yet anyway). Either way, no matter what they are, they are adorable and I love having them!
     
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe its a male mallard/roen ?
     
  8. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look Rouen or Mallard, not like Khakis at all.
     
  9. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that both Rouen and Mallard had yellowish heads with darker "racing stripes" when they were ducklings. The bigger one was solid black except for the white ring on it's neck.

    No question, the smaller one is either a Rouen or Mallard.
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    The one with the brown head almost looks like a khaki campbell drake with a rouen tossed in the wood pile. He is a drake for sure. What color are the speculum feathers? (Theya re the ones that are blue on the other ones wings. If they are brown, he is a Khaki.
     

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