What kind of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cestial225, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. cestial225

    cestial225 Chirping

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    I bought eggs at a farmers market and stuck half in my incubator thinking they were all chicken eggs. Well this one egg hatched a week late and it is def not a chicken lol. He is 8 weeks old now. What kind of duck is this and how do you sex a duck?
     
  2. ZebraChicken

    ZebraChicken In the Brooder

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    Thats a blue swedish! I have 2 of them. Blue swedish are very hard to tell what they are. Wait until hmm i dont know 6 months or however long and if they get a curled feather (s) on there tail its a boy. :)
     
  3. Shikoba70

    Shikoba70 In the Brooder

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    Looks like a Black Swedish to me[​IMG]
     
  4. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chirping

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    Looks like a black swede to me too
     
  5. cestial225

    cestial225 Chirping

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    If it is a girl when will it start laying?
     
  6. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chirping

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    DEFINATELY a black swedish. I have one myself. You won't be able to tell the sex yet. If he or she is pretty quiet, chances are its a boy. If its loud, you could go with girl, but you will never know for sure until it does or doesn't start laying. I don't know when they start laying, as I have two boys.
     
  7. cestial225

    cestial225 Chirping

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    This duck is crazy loud. It complains like crazy if its chicken hatch mate goes more than three feet away from him lol. I can hear his quacking over my roosters in the morning haha
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Aww how sweet, do you like ducks? maybe get this one a couple friends once you find out if it's male or female but if it is quacking loud it must be a girl. Sure is pretty
     
  9. cestial225

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    I do like ducks but at the moment I don't have anywhere separate to keep them so this one is living with the chickens. It seems happy. If I could keep a pair of ducks with the chickens I might consider hatching another one.
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

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    I'm thinking if it's quacking loudly at this age, then it's a girl, but if it's still peeping, then it's probably hard to tell what gender it is at this time. It's a black Swedish duckling.

    If its a girl, then you don't have to worry about keeping it with the chickens, but you don't want to keep boy ducks with chickens.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

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