what kind of duck do i have?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dannny the duck, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. dannny the duck

    dannny the duck New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Mar 22, 2012
    i have three ducks. i have one mallard and two ducks that i am not sure what they are. at first i thought they were muscovy ducks but they do not have the red on their faces. can anyone tell me what kind they are?
    this is a picture with the mallard but what is the other one?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Swedish or Mutt. And the mallard in the picture is not pure.

    Banny
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Oh, and welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    70,555
    6,627
    721
    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    One looks like it may be Blue swedish or a mix and the other looks to large to be mallard, maybe rouen or mix also. they are beautiful.


     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    7,176
    10
    241
    Apr 28, 2011
    TN

    Just wondering, why exactly do you think it looks like a mutt? It looks pure to me... You may be right though

    The mallard looks like a rouen X mallard cross.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    23,064
    2,096
    491
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    ditto Miss Lydia

    ETA: ooh, pardon my missing this before. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  7. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Well, first, if the mallad is pure, and it isn't, the swede is way way undersized. Also, far too many people associate duck colors with breeds. There are Blue bibed Orpingtons out there you know, (not that I think this is one). The other reason is that we can't see the full type. All ducks more or less have the same look on water. Swimming runners don't look that much different from swimming orpingtons and mallards. Since we don't know about type, and the color (the color of swedes is dominant, so swede crosses sometimes look pure), than we could plausibly assume it is either/or.
    Banny
     
  8. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    The Reason the mallard isn't pure is because he is possibly very oversized, and he is Ducky.
     
  9. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    481
    21
    134
    Apr 6, 2010
    Woodland
    Beautiful picture!

    The mallard's not pure because if he was a pure wild-type mallard he'd have a white neck ring, and a blue/green wing speculum.
     
  10. Beli

    Beli New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Apr 26, 2013
    Hi, I just became a member a few minutes ago. The duck is a cross between a pecking and a mallard. I have these in my yard and they look identical.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by