What kind of duck am I ?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Cobb Farm, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. The Cobb Farm

    The Cobb Farm Out Of The Brooder

    So.. a few months back, I adopted a sweet little duckling from my local animal shelter (that I volunteer at)

    The shelter had no information on "her"... they assumed that she was a few months old, possibly a he OR a she... and not too sure what breed of duck.

    Ive done some research online and from what I have read I am assuming she is a Magpie duck. so I named her Maggie the Magpie!

    [​IMG] cute huh?

    Well she had gotten a lot bigger and has become an adult duck.... and now I am start to question whether or not my assumption was correct. She has not once laid an egg, she seems to be a pretty big duck (larger in size) and she seems a little aggressive towards my chickens (that could be for a million reasons)

    So I am hoping someone else knows more about ducks that I do! I don't truly know her breed either....

    here are some photos i have of her.... please help!

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Your pictures didn't work :( However, if she's the duck in your avatar, she is a muscovy.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Pictures do not come thru for me ether, but above all... [​IMG]
     
  4. The Cobb Farm

    The Cobb Farm Out Of The Brooder

    i think i fixed the photo situation...... [​IMG]
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Yep, a pretty muscovy :)
     
  6. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    That's definotelty a muscovy
     
  7. The Cobb Farm

    The Cobb Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Can you tell if its a he or she?
     
  8. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep definitely a moscovy and I believe she is female due to the little flesh around her face but that may be due to her age. I also suspect female due to no curled tail feathers.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    Muscovy drakes don't get the curled feather.

    I think female by shape of her body, she is a cutie. Oh and my female Muscovy's love to grab a chicken if they get the chance. lol
     
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  10. The Cobb Farm

    The Cobb Farm Out Of The Brooder

    She also does a lot of hissing and tail wagging and I've even seen her puff up her feathers before which is what has made me think she could be a male
     

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