What is this bantam duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by asher, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I got this guy in with my australian spotteds. I knew I might have a mini silver appleyard in there and this is the only one that looks really different than the others. (Please excuse the cage, they are normally in a barn and large run, but putting them in the cage one at a time was the only way to get decent pics of these guys and they were NOT happy to be in there!)

    Can anyone confirm for me if that's what s/he is? (The gender would be awesome, too, but I'm trying not to be too demanding! ;-) )

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    Also, is this little australian a boy like I think? If so, it's a late bloomer. heh It is doing something weird with its tail feathers, but it does have the curl in the back just starting.
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  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    That looks like it could be a silver appleyard, maybe a girl. THe bottom pic looks like it may be a male based on the green I see in the head.

    THey are very cute! I love call feet! [​IMG]
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Thank you! :) I don't think I'll end up keeping the appleyard b/c I want the flock to be pure. At what age should they start laying?
     

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