What breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JesusIsTheSavior65, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. JesusIsTheSavior65

    JesusIsTheSavior65 New Egg

    Oct 1, 2010
    Hi there!
    I had been planning on getting a duckling for a while. I was saving up my money for vet bills and anything else it might need at a moment's notice (I had everything else ready; I wanted to be well prepared), but then, well... What can I say. I saw ducklings in a little cage with a bunch of chicks while buying feed for our pony, and I fell in love. I just had to get one.
    And so I did. She's well spoiled now, and almost full grown. I love her to death and back. But there's one thing that's been bothering me. I have absolutely no idea what breed she is!
    When she was a duckling, she was completely yellow, with absolutely no sign of any other markings. I always figured her to be a Pekin. But as she grew, she developed fawn markings, and her beak is now speckled. Her features are mainly Pekin-ish, so could it be that she's a pekin/runner cross, or something similar? Or just some breed I'm unfamiliar with?

    Some more details, if it will help: She has blue eyes, and a sort of mohawk thing going on at the back of her neck. She's always had a little crest on the back of her head, a small but noticeable one.

    Thanks for any help you can give me! I'm going to put pictures up as soon as possible.
  2. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Mary Valley QLD.
    Very lucky duck!!! to have you as an owner [​IMG] Can you post some pics of her? Would be a much better way of finding out what you have....... sounds like it's a crested something.
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    does she look like this? this is sammy our crested runner drake

  4. JesusIsTheSavior65

    JesusIsTheSavior65 New Egg

    Oct 1, 2010
    @bemba: Haha, thank you! [​IMG] I'm trying to get some pictures up right now. All I have to do is hunt down that sneaky cord for my camera. [​IMG]

    @Sheila: She sure does! With the exception of the head and bill. Her bill doesn't run as smooth(?) from the head as his, and it's a different shape. Ah, I'm terrible at explaining things, I fear. [​IMG] Hm, her crest is also smaller, but I don't suppose that matters much. Perhaps she's just the result of bad breeding? I'm about to post pictures soon. [​IMG]
    And I must say, Sammy is very handsome! He looks delighted. [​IMG] I love that ducky grin. [​IMG]
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and I like your call name but explain 65 please I have muscovies so doesn't sound like mine. Look forward to pic.
  6. JesusIsTheSavior65

    JesusIsTheSavior65 New Egg

    Oct 1, 2010
    Finally, pictures! Forgive me for the bad quality; I had to use my phone this time.

    She didn't care too much for the whole beak-holding ordeal. [​IMG]

    Don't let the grin fool you; she's just coming out to kick my butt for making her sleep in the carrier last night. [​IMG]

    Sooo, I figured a bath would appease her...

    And so it did. [​IMG]
    ...for a while. She sure gave me an earful after she was done with her grooming. [​IMG]

    So, what do you think? Looking at these pictures, she certainly does look like a runner, but I'll leave that decision up to you guys. xD
    (PS: Is it just me, or are those pictures really huge?)
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  7. prov31gal

    prov31gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    over the mountain
    seems like a mutt..........but a very colorful one! [​IMG]
    i love interesting birds!
  8. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    She's cute!
  9. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    She's a beautiful girl......I am gonna agree with prov31gal though on the breed.
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    looks like it could have runner in it though, very pretty

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