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Why did I get ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fhdogs, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. fhdogs

    fhdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wild one(s) are back.

    I went upstairs a few minutes ago to check out the chicks and ducks I got yesterday at TSC, as I was walking by the front door I noticed this little guy out in the pond.
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    (Sorry for the quality, I didn't want to spook him)
    More Photos Here

    He looks like the male of the mating pair that showed up here last year. They had a nest and hatched several ducklings, but he was gone early in the summer while the mother moved the babies across the street to a larger beaver pond.

    I'm not sure if they ever got back together or not, but he seems pretty lonely out there.

    And just to show off my three babies...
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  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    AWWWWW! they are adorable but I had to search for the head of the third (I was hoping you werent counting your chick as a duck [​IMG] ).
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    We love our little mallard duckling. Theyre so much stink'n fun!
     
  4. fhdogs

    fhdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whoops s/he is hiding there. There are additional photos. HERE
     
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Looks like you have three Rouens there...congrats!
     
  6. fhdogs

    fhdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I keep saying they are Rouens too! TSC said they were Mallards. I'm learning to not believe TSC. No matter what we love them already.
     
  7. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont mallards have the stripe and then the dot? i thought that the rouens have two stripes
     
  8. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is were i stay confused!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would vote mallards. This is a 3 day old rouen....
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  10. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that clears up alot. Look like i have 2 Rouens instead, and 1 mallard. [​IMG]
     

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