What kind of ducks are these?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PuddleSplash, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. PuddleSplash

    PuddleSplash In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2013
    We brought these ducks home yesterday to add to the ones we have already and they don't look like the pictures I'm seeing online of the breed he said they are. Any ideas?


    Supposedly they're a male (the one in front with the most light grey coloring, though I don't see a drake feather) and 4 females, all blue Swedes...
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013
  2. I don't see a male. The males have a curly feather or 2 on the tail.
    As for blue swedes, they could be with sloppy breeding. They're supposed to have a bib
  3. PuddleSplash

    PuddleSplash In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2013

    I'm wondering now if they're a mix of some kind - the duck on the bottom left of this picture is a blue Swede/ancona mix and her coloring is pretty similar to a couple of these.
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    The body shape suggests who you think is a drake is correct.....but hard to say from the pic. I'm not one who depends upon the curled tail covert.

  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Really? and I thought all domestic drakes other than Muscovy's had them.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  6. echabe

    echabe Hatching

    Nov 29, 2011
    I wouldnt rely on the drake feather to tell you. My Black Swedish drake doesnt have one. He does however, have a very very low quacking voice. As this is my first time owning a drake, I dont know if this is a reliable way to tell if it's a drake or not.
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Interesting, since I only have Muscovy, all I had ever read about other domestic ducks ways to tell if you had a drake was by voice and drake feather. and [​IMG]
  8. townersm

    townersm Hatching

    Dec 14, 2013
    Hi I was wondering what kind of duck I have as well, and she looks similar to some of these photos. Can someone let me know what she is? My guess is Blue Swedish X something... but I'm totally new to domestic ducks, I normally rescue and release wild ducks, but then I ended up with this little one and now she has a home with me (love her to bits actually). Its hard to see from these photos but she stands quite upright, and at the moment she has mostly black feet with a bit of white in the webbing.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance. [​IMG]


  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    I think yes that's a mix. I don't know really much of anything, other than the the look-alike Pekin x KCs that hatched here. That one of yours looks like a drake with a green bill to me and looks like you'll see some wing bars later. KC crossed with Blue Sweede maybe?
    That will grow into a very handsome duck regardless!!
  10. Yes the one up front is a young mail for sure just need to
    wait for a tail feather of feathers to curl but the hens are
    a mix of some type and if I were to guess I would say
    a Kaki Campbell or some Mallard but I could be wrong
    on the mix but yes your male looks to be a Swedish Blue ..


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