What type of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by olive101, May 29, 2016.

  1. olive101

    olive101 New Egg

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    A duck laid some eggs in our driveway but I can't figure out what breed she is. I live next to a lagoon near San Francisco.

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Might be swedish
     
  3. muddywaterducks

    muddywaterducks Just Hatched

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    can she fly? if so she might be a call duck if she cant she may be a swedish or dutch hookbill, the eggs look to me like a bluish tint so that kinda says mallard or mallard cross of some sort.
     
  4. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Swedish or mix to me, too. (Oh how I miss San Francisco!) Lived there for 20 years. Have fun watching the mama/eggs!
     
  5. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a Swedish x mallard to me. Too small to be full Swedish and a little off colored. the bib is right.
     
  6. olive101

    olive101 New Egg

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    Yes she can fly! Thank you everyone for your responses! Can't wait for the babies to hatch :)
     
  7. muddywaterducks

    muddywaterducks Just Hatched

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    i dont believe swdish ducks can fly thought she is most likely a cross is she broody?
     
  8. olive101

    olive101 New Egg

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    Yes, she has 6 eggs in the nest and sits on them for the entire day, sometimes she's gone during the night. She's been here for almost a week.
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Could be tough, but do what you can to protect her. Sitting ducks are so vulnerable. Prayers.
     
  10. olive101

    olive101 New Egg

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    Update:
    Unfortunately a few days ago, some racoons got to the eggs and killed 7, leaving only 1 egg. The mother stayed for about 2 more days with that one egg, but has been missing for the last 3 days. Pretty sure the egg is dead, it has a very small puncture and is cold. It was probably almost ready to hatch, it is fairly heavy and too dense to candle. It is a greenish yellow color and is extra dark near the bottom 1/3. Very sad :(
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