what kind of ducks do I have!?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BradC1080, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. BradC1080

    BradC1080 New Egg

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    First of all I am a 24 year old CHILD. My cousins got some baby chicks and ducklings so I went strait to CAL ranch and got two of each for myself and then asked my girlfriend if I could have them. [​IMG] I've been researching on here but I have no idea what kind of ducks I have. The one was black and yellow and had the black stripe down the side of his head (I think Mallard) The other was just a Yellow duckling but she isnt getting any color (I think Pekin) I was hoping one would be a green headed Mallard and the other a brown one. I just started a profile so they wont let me post pics. If you'd like you can email me and I'll send pics. Thanks!!!
     
  2. BradC1080

    BradC1080 New Egg

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    I just updated my page with pictures of the Ducks there.
     
  3. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your guess is correct. Mallard hen and Pekin.
     
  4. Luciesbuddys

    Luciesbuddys Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree as well i have 3 Perkin's and 4 Mallards that look the same [​IMG]
     
  5. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    female rouen and a pekin
     
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  6. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The femal duck looks quite large to be a mallard, and the eye pattern is that of a Rouen. It could be a a cross breed....
     
  7. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Quote:It's got one eye stripe....... That's a mallard. The other is a Pekin. [​IMG]
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    off topic a bit, but you don't want to use cedar with chickens as it can harm them. Pin is better for shavings, wood chips work, pea gravel.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The female looks cross between rouen and mallard. See the mama duck in this photo? She's a mix of mallard and rouen. She's got just enough mallard to be able to fly:

    (notice the ducklings, some have two eyestripes, though a couple of them are faint and almost unnoticeable)

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    Here's another mallard-rouen (and possibly a little pekin), but in this case, she has too much rouen and can't fly:

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  10. IMmamaHen

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    I just got 2 baby mallard ducks. When they get older am I going to have to worry about them flying away.
     
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