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Identification of Day Old Ducklings

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 11:27AM EDT

Identification Color Chart for Day-old Ducklings


If your birds were sexed and identified with colored bands, remove the bands within three days. Females will have their band on the left leg, males on the right. 


Duck Breed

Day-Old Duckling Colors

Band Colors if Sexed


Blue Swedish
 


Gray with yellow chest
 


Yellow
 


Buff
 


Tan
 


Red
 


Cayuga
 


Black and may have yellow tint on chest
 


Purple
 


Jumbo Pekin
 


Yellow
 

Green
 


Wild Flying Mallard
 


Same as Rouen, smaller, one back toe clipped
 

Purple
 


Pekin
 


Yellow
 


Purple
 


Rouen
 


Black with yellow stripes by the eyes
 


Green
 


Welsh Harlequin
 


Yellow with shades of black and gray
 


Red
 


White Crested
 


Yellow with tuft of down on top of head
 


Black
 


Runners
 


Slender, more upright stance
 

 

     Black
 

Black, may have yellow tint on chest
 

White
 

     Blue
 

Gray
 

Yellow
 

     Chocolate
 

Dark Brown
 

Green
 

     Fawn and White
 

Yellow with tan splotches
 

White
 

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