Will she be crested?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SassyKat6181, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the 7 Khaki Campbells (from Ideal-arrived today), this is the only one with a puff on her head. I looked closely by the skin and there is a thick connector running to it, so my guess is she is crested. Will this pose a problem with the chickens? ie:pecking Thanks

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  2. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
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    Yes she is crested. I don't own chickens, but I don't think the crest will make a difference on how they treat her. To them she will seem like the rest of the ducks. [​IMG]
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It almost looks like there are two distinct crests...
    But yes, she'll be crested. Maybe doubly so [​IMG]
     
  4. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are definitely two separate spots, one on top and another to the side. I'm hoping maybe they will blend together as she grows.....if not she's going to look mighty funny. [​IMG]
     
  5. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Did you order all crested? or none crested?
     
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  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I dont end up with any crested cayugas [​IMG]
     
  7. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered regular Khaki Campbell pullets. Didn't even know there were crested until I saw her head and re-checked their website. I don't think I'd order from Ideal again or recommend them to anyone. The website said "males may be included for warmth" I didn't think they meant chickens! Now I have 4 roosters that aren't vaccinated for Mareks like my hens and have to worry about coccidiosis since I can't put medicated starter in with the ducks. UGH!
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Warmth, ha....here let us give you our extra males to unnecessarily try and keep your ducks warm even know you didn't order them or want any males [​IMG]
     
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  9. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose I can try and give them a better life than what the hatchery might have done.
     
  10. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    True. I wonder, what does a big hatchery like that do with extra males? Do they end up giving them away? or Culling?
     

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