What type of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Adalida, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were given this abandoned duck back in October. It was found walking along a busy highway. Initially I thought it was a blue Swedish duck because of the coloring. But some of its characteristics don't seem typical of the breed, from what I've researched. It's likely a "mutt duck" but what other breeds would you guess it is?[​IMG]

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    The last picture is from October, when we got it. The ringed eyes, and the ridged bill, don't seem typical of Swedish?
     
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  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Miss Lydia could this be Muscovy?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Female Muscovy wonderful ducks..
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's very pretty.
     
  5. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How interesting! I've spent the past hour or so researching Muscovy ducks. The descriptions fit her to a T! She definitely likes to roost and get up high, like on the porch railing. She's also virtually silent, which used to worry me because I was afraid she damaged her throat or something. And my husband always said she seemed more like a goose than a duck. She has a ton of personality for sure. My mom jokes that she's like those fairy tales where a person gets trapped in an animal's body, because her eyes are very intelligent and she looks at you like she knows something. Thank you for your help!
     
  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a pretty lady!!!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are very special birds are you planning on getting her some friends? He coloring is beautiful.
     
  8. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking that I need to get her a Muscovy friend. I've got five Runners and two Rouens, so she has some ducky company, although when everybody is let out to free range, she seems to hang out more with the chickens (probably because the other ducks go under the porch, whereas she and the chickens like to go up onto it). But it always seems like animals are happiest when they have another one of their specific kind.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    And the other ducks really don't speak her language. so getting her another Muscovy would be a great idea.
     
  10. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus- it gives me an excuse to get another duck!
     

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