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What color is my new Call duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sweetfolly, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

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    Hi!

    I picked up this Call duckling to be friends with my little solo-hatch Runner yesterday. I saw the parents - the drake was Butterscotch, and the ducks were both White. I know it got a dose of the blue dilution from the Butterscotch drake. So, what color is this little one? Blue Magpie? Blue Bibbed? Blue Mallard Pied? Or just a mutt-color? [​IMG]

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  2. supermommy

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    The one looks very similer to what I hatched out [​IMG] but my female was a black magpie so I dont know..lol Cute babies though:)
     
  3. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

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    Quote:Aren't they? [​IMG]

    It was torture picking out that Call - there were 5 ducklings to choose from, and they were all varying patterns of this same color. Only two of the ducklings had the black streak down their bills, so I chose the lighter one of those - I thought it looked more distinctive. [​IMG]

    I'm very happy with the duckling I got - I just wish I knew what color this was going to end up being. Waiting for a month or more for feathers to really start coming in is torture! [​IMG]

    On another note, I don't know what color the Runner duckling is either. I know she looks White, but my drake is Buff and my duck is White, and they've been throwing light brown ducklings and these yellow ducklings, both with powdery-blue undertones - so, she's not going to be White....but, I think she picked up so many dilution genes she's going to end up nearly-white, like some sort of Splash or Lavender. [​IMG]
     
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