What kind of duck is Lunch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by melissa41927, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is about 5 months old. i hatched him from some eggs a lady gave me. she didn't know what they were. she got them from another lady who had the parents but didn't know. he is a strange duck. he was brooded with a peacock and chickens. he lived most of his life with one chicken. now he thinks he is a turkey. he follows the turkeys everywhere they go. i have a flock of ducks and geese that he sometimes visits, but he won't stay with them. i think he is trying to figure out what he is too.

    when he was a duckling he was yellow with blk patches. sorry no pics of that. he was very unusual looking.

    he is quit large, already bigger than my pekin drake. he is almost as big as my roman tufted geese. he is still growing. he has the longest and widest bill that i have ever seen. i don't think i have ever heard him quack. he just makes weird noises. he also has a very long neck and sometimes walks more upright than my runners. he is beautifully colored. i wouldn't mind breeding him with my pekin duck.

    what i am trying to say is does anybody have any idea what breed or breeds he might be?

    here he is with his best pal
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  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Looks like he's Half Welsh Harlequin and Half Saxony.
    He's gorgeous though! [​IMG]
     
  3. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Totally a WH mix. He is a beauty and they are very nice ducks.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    describe the weird noises. he may very well be a wh x saxony, but he could also be a wh x muscovy...in which case he would be sterile.
     
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From looking at my duck book I will have to say part Welsh Harlequin. Good luck.
     
  6. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a silver apple yard but way to big.[​IMG]
     
  7. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    awwww... he's still a baby! Look at the fuzz on his head. Certainly looks like a Saxony... that's the first thing I said when I saw your picture. Could be a WH cross but maybe he just hasn't grown out all his pretty Saxony feathers yet. I'd be interested to see what your boy looks like when he's all grown up [​IMG]

    Young Saxony Drake: Adult Saxony Drake:
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    Adult Welsh Harlequin Drake ("Duck Dogers"):
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    ETA: "Lunch" is a cute name, by the way!
     
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  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would Say saxony, hes beautiful though.
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    He's not an Appleyard. I don't even think he is 1/2 Appleyard.

    With his size, he might be part Muscovy
     
  10. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    Quote:Saxony are really big ducks too; many drakes get 10+ lbs! [​IMG] He looks right for a Saxony, although it's hard to say if there might be something mixed in. She'll have a better idea once he's fully feathered.
     

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