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White Crested? Might I be correct?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AmyinNC, May 13, 2010.

  1. AmyinNC

    AmyinNC In the Brooder

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    We originally thought we had 2 pekins. Well, turns out we have only 1 pekin. From all the research I've done here and at other sites, it looks like he (I'm pretty confident) is a white crested? Just need some more experienced duckie owners to confirm please. Thank you!

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  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Technically its just a crested pekin. I'm pretty sure, correct me if I'm wrong, to be called white crested the crest has to be really big, bigger than in the picture.
     
  3. AmyinNC

    AmyinNC In the Brooder

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    Thank you VERY much! I'm all new to this.....can't ya tell [​IMG]
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Plus it is good if you have a male and a female. When breeding crested ducks you want one crested duck and one non crested. If you breed two cresteds together then most of the babies will die when hatching.
     
  5. AmyinNC

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    Wow, I had no idea! I have so much to learn still. Thankfully, it does seem we have a female and male. The female quacks like crazy, and the male is still developing his quiet quack between peeping. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge.
     
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

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    Don't feel bad....the guys at our local poultry auction opened a box with ducks in it and proceeded to tell everyone that they were POLISH ducks! My daughter and I were laughing so hard. These people figure Polish chickens have poofy heads then ducks with poofy heads must be Polish ducks! They were simply Crested mallards lol.

    I can easily see your confusion though. I have found several places online that sell or talk about Crested Ducks, as if its a totally different breed.
     
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  7. ksj0225

    ksj0225 In the Brooder

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    Amy I'm in Greenville NC, where are you located?
     

  8. AmyinNC

    AmyinNC In the Brooder

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    Sunangel, LOL, ok so now I don't feel so bad. I need that all about ducks book for dummies that I saw at Barnes & Noble last week...HAHA!

    ksj, no way?!?! i'm in kinston...just right up the road from you. too cool!
     

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