What kind of ducks are these?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PhoenixPharm, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 3-4 days old...all yellow, pinkish beaks/legs....got them at TS and they didn't know what they were. There were others there that had brown markings. I asked for all yellow ones hoping they were pekin. The one still has it's egg tooth. Do rouens/mallards have brown on them as soon as they hatch?[​IMG]
     
  2. GPBII

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    Rouens/mallards will have brown when they hatch. They look like pekin!
     
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  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree they are most likely Pekin. That is the most common breed sold in feed stores.

    Are you brooding them in that basket or were they just out for a little visit? I'm asking because young ducklings need to be kept warm. They should have an area in their brooder that is 90 for the first week and then lowered by 5 degrees each week. They should also have an area that is cooler for them to escape from the heat if needed. (I don't mean to insult you by assuming you don't already know this. Just want to make sure.)
     
  4. PhoenixPharm

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    Oh no they are in a brooder. We take them out a few minutes at a time each day and hold them, hoping they will imprint on us [​IMG]
     
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  5. halfwildacres

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    You don't happen to live in Ohio do you? LOL our TSC had "mystery" ducklings that were yellow with grey masks and patches on them. They are currently brooding in my garage, lol. Yours look much more like Pekins than mine do. In fact, yours look very much like the Pekins we got last spring. Ducks are even more addictive than chickens, so have fun and enjoy!
     
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  6. PhoenixPharm

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    [​IMG]

    I keep reading how horribly messy they are. I haven't noticed a difference between them and chickens but maybe as they grow I will.
     
  7. PhoenixPharm

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    Nope, I'm in PA, lol They told me they were just "assorted ducklings" but were definitely NOT pekins..... I don't think they had a clue!
     
  8. PhoenixPharm

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    That brings up another question I have....I had them out in my garage but couldn't seem to keep the temp up so I thought I'd bring them inside for a week or so. Our garage is kind of cold atm, any suggestions?
     
  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes bring them in also be careful of that wire ducks feet are webbed of they get cut on the wire you will be haveing some major issues.
     
  10. PhoenixPharm

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    It's a baking rack, no sharp edges. I was told to use that in the brooder over top a cake pan as it would keep it fairly easy to clean up
     

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