What is this duck!? *added pic

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by countyroad1330, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I hatched this duckling from a blue tinted egg I found behind my house. All the ducks back there look like Blue Swedish, not a single solid white one out there. So where'd this one come from!? It is 8 weeks old today, I just took the pictures. Any ideas on gender?

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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It's cute...that's for sure [​IMG]

    It kind of looks like a production quality runner, but runner eggs are usually white or greenish I thought.
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
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    I don't think I've ever seen a pure white duck like that except for Pekins, and that's not a Pekin. Maybe it's an albino? [​IMG]
     
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
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    IT'S.......a duck that I want!!!!!! giiiives it!
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It looks like a Runner, or a Runner Pekin cross. And a hen!
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    I have a couple of those.
     
  7. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I added another pic. I definitely don't think its a runner, I've had one of those before. So maybe its a rarity since its white? One taker for a hen? Dang it! I've been calling it a he since it hatched, and everyone else calls it a she. *ha* Its beak is kinda bluish, that help anyone?
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    I have 2 with blue bills. I got them as pekins, but small ones. Sometimes they vary in sizes, I guess, like anything else.

    This is one of the Quack Sisters. I can't tell the two apart, so they don't have names anymore.
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  9. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

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    It is young enough that it may not show a drake feather yet. I agree that it looks like it has Runner in it. Even pet quality Runners that are 100% Runners can look just like that. Actually, it might possibly even have Hookbill in it since they lay blue eggs.

    As far as the White color, it is actually a pretty easy color to get. It is recessive, so all it means is that the two parent birds have to have the genetic information to have a white offspring. There are numerous duck breeds that come in solid white- Mallards, Pekins, Runners, Calls, Campbells, Aylesbury, Dutch Hookbills, etc...
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    This is my fawn runner (in the back). She doesn't look very runner, but she was bought by her original owner from a hatchery as a runner and she lays eggs like a runner. She could be a mix, but more than likely she is just a production quality runner. The mystery white duck reminds me of her in the body shape and head.
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