What Kind of Ducks are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tplummer, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. tplummer

    tplummer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    A friend of ours gave these baby ducks to us. We cannot figure out what kind they are. They bought them from a breeder for the county fair. They did not ask what they were. Does anyone know?


  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd guess muscovies.
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I have no idea, but I love the barring.
  4. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I think you might be right, but do muscovy ducks not all have that red lump on their beaks? I saw pictures with some with it and some without it.

    Sorry, I logged off and my daughter logged on. I responded under hers by mistake. This is tplummer.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  5. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    Irmo, South Carolina
    yeah those are muscovy ducks
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    My guess is muscovies also.
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens


    Steve in NC
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, young Muscovies. Wow, I love that feathering.
  9. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Barred Pied Muscovies you got there. They will loose the barring with the next molt and will become black pied. Juvenile muscovies do not have the caruncles, they grow them with 3-4 months of age at the earliest, at least with my line.
  10. tplummer

    tplummer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I was not excited about having muscovies, but I am thinking I might have something nice from what I am reading. I cannot wait to see how they turn out now. Thanks.

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