What is my ducky?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Buttercup2015, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Buttercup2015

    Buttercup2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got a duck. I have no Idea what it is. I was wondering(hoping) someone could tell me what it is.
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    (I guessed she is a girl. She could easily be a he.)

    She was really mangled when I got her. a dog or other animal got a hold of her, broke her leg and pulled out so many feathers on her left wing. With a little T.L.C. she is slowly healing, but she will have a limp for the rest of her life. She eats, drinks, and plays just fine. I let her swim in the bath for 15+ min daily. Recently she has been pinching and wriggling my fingers. (Strange question) Is she hungry?(Part of me thinks she is trying to eat me.) Is this good? Bad? I don't know how to feel about this.

    But the main point of this post is asking you guys to tell me the breed and gender of my duck.
     
  2. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the red around its beak I would say Muscovy. Does it quack or is it a more silent hiss? I can't tell gender without the drake feather or by quack so I'm no help there. I believe that the finger nibbling is normal.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Muscovy
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Muscovy
     
  6. Buttercup2015

    Buttercup2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh okay. She coo's like a pigeon and occasionally whines. When she does quack its more of a squeak. Thank you for your reply. it was very helpful.
     

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