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Q: How will I know which breeds are which on my waterfowl order?

A:

Congratulations! You've received your order of waterfowl from My Pet Chicken and now you want to know which breed is which. No problem! Using the leg band placed on each bird, you can compare the color to the charts below to help identify the breeds in your order. This is what the bands will look like:



The following charts show which breeds have which color leg band. Remember - if the band is on the bird's right leg it is a male; if it is on the bird's left leg, it is a female. Since these are rubber bands, they are extremely easy to remove. Just grab the band and roll it down over the foot. For their safety, you must remove the bands within the bird's first week of life. If you ordered straight run birds, they will not be marked for sex.

Duck Breeds

BreedDay-Old Bird Appearance Band Color
Black Swedish Black with a yellow chest Yellow
Blue Swedish Gray with a yellow chest Red
Buff Tan Red
Cayuga Black, may have yellow tint on chest Purple
Duclair Yellow Yellow
Golden 300 Hybrid Males-blackish, Females-brownish Blue
Grimaud Hybrid Yellow White
Hookbill Multicolored Black
Jumbo Pekin Yellow Green
Khaki Campbell Dark brown Purple
Mallard Same as Rouen, but smaller, one back toe clipped Purple
Pekin Yellow Purple
Rouen Black with yellow stripes beside eyes Green
Black Runner Black, may have yellow tint on chest; slender, more upright stance White
Blue Runner Gray; slender, more upright stance Yellow
Chocolate Runner Dark Brown; slender, more upright stance Green
Fawn & White Runner Yellow with tan splotches; slender, more upright stance White
Saxony Tan with yellow stripes by eyes Green
Silver Appleyard Yellow with shades of black and gray Orange
Welsh Harlequin Yellow with shades of black and gray Red
White Crested Yellow with tuft of down on top of head Black
White Layer Yellow Orange


Goose Breeds

BreedDay-Old Bird Appearance Band Color
African Olive gray and yellow Black
Brown Chinese Olive gray and yellow Orange
Buff Buff/tan and yellow Yellow
Buff Toulouse Buff/tan and yellow Green
Embden Yellow and light gray Red
Classic Roman Yellow and light gray Green
French Toulouse Olive gray and yellow Purple
Large Dewlap Toulouse Olive gray and yellow Purple and Orange
Pilgrim Male-Yellow & light gray; Female-Olive gray and yellow Blue
Roman Tufted Yellow and light gray with tuft on head Black
Sebastopol Yellow and light gray Orange
Super African Olive gray and yellow Yellow
Toulouse Olive gray and yellow Green
Tufted Buff Buff and yellow with tuft on head Red
Tufted Toulouse Olive gray and yellow with tuft on head Red
White Chinese Yellow Orange