What type of duck is this??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jreynolds24, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. jreynolds24

    jreynolds24 Out Of The Brooder

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    About 4 or 5 weeks ago a friend called me saying that she had found two ducklings on her door step and if I would like them. I had a tragic run in with a skunk and was left with two ducks. I had the space and time for the babies. We assumed that they were mallard. i have now found out that it is very illegal to keep them, ignorance is not an excuse but I have them and now am wondering if they were not ever wild at all?? Any who please any thoughts on the breed? [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Not mallards, they look like they could be black swedish or possibly some sort of cross - crosses between rouens and pekins tend to look like that. For some reason they're giving me a bit of a muscovy vibe as well - I think it's the shape of their tails. So maybe muscovy or muscovy cross as another possibility. In any case they aren't wild and you're fine to keep them :)
     
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  3. jreynolds24

    jreynolds24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well this makes my heart so happy !!!!! And very confused on how in the world two ducks are ditched on a porch! Now it makes my so sad/mad to think someone would buy ducks and then leave them!

    I am very happy to find out that Noodle and Onion are going to be with us forever [​IMG]
     

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