What kind of ducks do I have

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by taunya1979, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these two cuties at a local farm and they don't know exactly what kind probably a mix between Peking and something runner also when do they get their adults feathers so they can go for a swim?
     
  2. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about a month old
     
  3. pomnovice

    pomnovice Out Of The Brooder

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    The one on the right definitely is a Runner crossbreed! But, they both have two lines on their eyes, which is distinctive of Rouen ducklings. They can go for a swim at anytime if they are properly dried, but their feathers become waterproof anywhere from six to eight weeks.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey don't need adult feathers to be able to swim. Let them swim now.
     
  5. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I was told which I thought was weird that since they were incubated rather than mama laying on them that they don't have the oils to protect them.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The white lines on the eyes look like Appleyard Ducklings.....I raise them..:)......Look like my Ducklings..:)


    Cheers!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Swimming stimulates the oil glad to work..;).....I swim all my Ducklings at 2 days old..:)


    Cheers!
     
  8. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a better pic of them and yay thank you guys I'll get them a pool tomorrow :) they are still afraid of me n the fam but love the chickens. They will let me about 2/3 feet from them then they're like nope quack quack Were out lol. Still working on getting them to let me touch them.
     

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