What do I have?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nsavino, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. nsavino

    nsavino New Egg

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    Just got these little ones from a local market. I don't know what they are but they are my first.
     
  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mallard on the left, and maybe Khaki Campbell on the right.
     
  3. nsavino

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    Any chance they might be rouens?
     
  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sorry.
     
  5. nsavino

    nsavino New Egg

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    That's ok. I don't have any preference since I'm new to this. Any advice you have for me? What do you like about them?
     
  6. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I own three Mallards. What I like about them is their personality and thier stirking colors when they are adults, And that they can fly it's so much fun watching them![​IMG] I'm not the best about advice but you should check out this book. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks it's a really good book. It covers the baiscs about caring for your ducks. Good luck![​IMG]

    [​IMG] Here are my Mallards![​IMG] This is them when they were 1 week old.


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  7. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    one bit of advice: they grow fast. be prepared. also they are messy as all heck, I suggest you have a tray or rack (like a cooling tray for bread) raised up for their water to sit on, or else they will have the soggiest bedding ever
     
  8. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to make somthing like this I call it a water catcher. So when they drink water instead of the water falling on the bedding it falls in the pan. But you do have empty the pan alot though.
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  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they the same age? The one on the right looks like a Swedish. If they are the same age I don't think the one on the left is a Mallard, it would be a Rouen. A Mallard wouldn't be bigger than a Swedish.
     
  10. nsavino

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    I don't think they are the same age. I wish I knew more about them. The lady had all ages in there. The one on the right was the smallest, I got him/her cause I was scared it would get squished. It's probably a week old. The other one, on the left is almost twice it's size and I'm guessing it's 2/3 weeks old.
     

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