what colour will my duckling turn out to be? moreee pics.

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  1. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

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    he/she has a light yellow body underneath and on her chest, but is a darker yellow on top and on her head, and she has pink feet and a pink bill.

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    and these are the parents, the male, and the darkest female.

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  2. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww. I don't know a thing about ducks so I can't answer your question, but those are so pretty!
     
  3. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

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    haha its okay, thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone know?
     
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well since its all yellow I would think white. But that might not be the case with the colors of its parents. Mmmmmhh......
     
  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a buff color?
     
  7. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it appears to be a white duckling. Likely a recessive white gene hidden in those parent birds. Hatched white mallards once from a pair we had. Totally threw us for a loop for a while trying to remember what we had put into the incubator, since we had no pure white breeding birds at the time.
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  8. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That could be it too. Didn't think of that.
     
  9. Ducker123

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    ohh thanks everyone, the whole the parents being a completly different colour confused me completly! i did think it could be white. its not so obvious in the pictures but it defiantly has a darker head, neck and back area so buff could be the one. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ducker123

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    here is a few updated pictures of her/him and her/him with its brother or sister.

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