What in the heck did they send me?! New, updated Pics!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by countrygirl74, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so here's the story...

    The duck on the right (smaller, white, mostly feathered out) was the sole survivor of a duck order from Ideal Poultry. The duck on the left is another Pekin I ordered in a separate order from Metzer Farms to replace the Pekin that didn't make it with the first order as I wanted 2 Pekins. They are only 1 week apart in age. The smaller duck is the older one. How can these both be Pekins??!!
    The larger one "Ping" is HUGE compared to "Yangtze" - huge feet, huge head, huge beak, weighs more, etc. Did someone send me the wrong duck? I did not order a Jumbo Pekin. Did I get a Jumbo or is the smaller white duck something else? Any thoughts? Just trying to figure out what in the world I ended up with.

    Some differences I noticed as they were growing - besides their size. : )

    Yangtze (smaller duck) - began quacking earlier, feathered out super quick, very vocal, inquisitive
    Ping (large duck) - took longer to begin quacking, sometimes still chimes out a peep, is taking forever to feather out completely, seems more mellow, not quite as vocal as Yangtze, snores!

    Any thoughts from any Pekin experts?
    *More updated pics later in the thread
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  2. Kleonaptra

    Kleonaptra Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like pekins. Sounds like the big one is a boy and the little one a girl, but Im just guessing
     
  3. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the boys really that much larger? It seems like the larger duck weighs twice as much already and is younger... It might be hard to tell from the photo, but there really is quite a size difference.
     
  4. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it turns out that I do have a male and female, will I have a problem? Right now, we have 2 Rouens - 1 male and 1 female. I was supposed to get 2 female Pekins so that I would have 3 females total to the 1 male Rouen. If my large Pekin is a male, that will make 2 males to 2 females. I can't house more than 4 ducks. Will I have to give away my male Pekin? I will be sooo bummed.
     
  5. I was going to say the same. Male and female!
     
  6. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males can be 9-11 lbs.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I feel that Yangtze is a mix. She may be a runner/pekin or buff/pekin mix. Her bill looks more runnerish to me. They mature at about the pace you describe. If they are both quacking, they are females.

    Now it could just be that you have opposite ends of a Pekin spectrum.

    Hmmm.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Amiga said. X 2
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oh, and I should mention . . .


    They are lovely!
     
  10. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the larger one is a jumbo pekin.I have some of those they are huge 15 lb.(my male)Very pretty!
    If they both quack they are female.
     

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