Woodie and Mandarin ducklings

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by waterdog, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed several post on how to tell woodduck and mandarin ducklings apart so I thought I would post a few pics
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    One mandarin in the center with woodies in front and back on the right
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    In the center of the pic is a woodie and a mandarin face to face the woodie is on the right the mandarin on the left
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    Three woodies in the front two mandarins in the back
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    Mandarin egg on the left woodie on the right
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the odd ball black headed duckling in pic 1&2
    is that a stiff tail of some sort by chance???
     
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  3. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that is a Ruddy duck
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Just a north american ruddy or..???

    p.s. on lcw1995 thread over growth development, in the last picture the wigeon on the right, is that a color mutation or just a molt or something?
    Sorry for all the questions, just curious. [​IMG]
     
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  5. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    North American, and it is a Blonde phase American Widgeon
     
  6. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I take'em all for $20! haha! just kidding!
    how old are they?
     
  7. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were all hatched this week so just a few days
     
  8. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow! well congrats!
     
  9. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want some Ruddy babies!!
    i haev five pair and no eggs that i know of so far.. Though I was told they lay very large eggs so I am hoping that 4 that my broody sikie is on is Ruddies and not tree ducks!
     
  10. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the size of the duck the Ruddies lay a very large egg. You said you had some Barrows eggs they are a little bigger yet than the Barrows and pure white. If your Ruddies are last years hatch they probably won't lay the first year, we have had yearlings lay a couple of eggs before but they generaly don't lay well until the second year.
     

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