What kind of duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind and what gender?


    the yellow duck has the same pattern on its head but lighter

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The darker one looks like a Rouen, perhaps. Hard to say what the blonde is. Cutie pies!

    Good to hear from you! Take care of yourself, and those little sweeties!
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lighter colored duckling could be a welsh harlequin. Depending on how old it is, it could be drake (they are a sex-linked breed, males have dark bills and females have light bills but this rule only applies for the first few days after hatching).
    The darker one looks like a rouen.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They sure are cute.. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The darker one may be a mallard or a rouen. The lighter one looks like a welsh Harlequin.
     
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Very cute little ducklings. [​IMG]
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    As for boy or girl, I waited a few weeks till mine started wakking. They're all girls. Boys whisper or mumble more than wak
     
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  9. bexnd

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    its hard to tell breeds as ducklings and u will tell sex when the start talking rather than chippin as sexing is only taken place as dayold and is extremely dificult u would need expert so listen for the diference in voice like amiga says :) i find as they get older the boys get quiter most of the time and the girls get louder and noisier. send pics of them as older ducks and looks like theres lots of people on here that could tell u their breed :)
     
  10. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dark one looks like Rouen. The light one, maybe a splash Swedish?
     

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