What breed?

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

  1. JesusIsTheSavior65

    JesusIsTheSavior65 New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    does she look like this? this is sammy our crested runner drake

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  4. JesusIsTheSavior65

    JesusIsTheSavior65 New Egg

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    @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 Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    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

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

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

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    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]

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

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    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

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    seems like a mutt..........but a very colorful one! [​IMG]
    i love interesting birds!
     
  8. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

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    She's cute!
     
  9. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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

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