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    Question Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    Okay someone came to me today who had a baby duck/goose with him... He said he couldn't take care of it but he found it rooming the streets and didn't want it to die.... So, I am taking care of it now. He has a good pond to swim in and he loves my tiels an they love him back. Anyways, I am not sure if he is a duck or goose and what kind of duck/goose is he?

    He is yellow and black with like yellow feet with some black spots running down his legs and had a somewhat dark colored bill. If I can find my Digital Camera I will get a picture of him on here as soon as possible... but can u tell me what you guyus think he might be?

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    This is a mallard duckling:
    http://www.toonphoto.com/PH%20UK%20D...20duckling.jpg

    And this is a canadian goose:
    http://www.duiops.net/seresvivos/gal...%20Gosling.jpg

    Both of those are common so it is one of those... most likely the duckling from your description and because you are in CA. Canadian geese breed up north (most of them... some do breed down south sometimes) while mallards breed anywhere.

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    He/She looks more like a mallard... IT is so cute but boy oh boy does he know how to let off loads. Like every half and hour to 2 hours he deficates. He seems to enjoy my pond with my silly Butterfly Koi in it... He chases them. I will post picture when I find my Camera...

    Thanks Finch for all your Help u have given me!

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    How cute! I would love to see pics (:
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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    I would think he is a mallard...

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    Just wondering if you have it inside in the heat in a brooder or something with the correct types of food. You shouldn't let it swim until it gets much older.
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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    He is old enough to swim, trust me... Thats all he does. He loves it. Heater... Ha Ha, My dog is his heater. He sleeps with my dog and plays with my dog.

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    find your camera!!! i want to see pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    I just mean that all he has now is down and he shouldn't swim alot until he has feathers. Since he does not have his mother his down lacks the protective oils that they get from being under their moms. Without the protective oils they get water logged easily and can get very cold. Just make sure he gets warm and dry after he swims.
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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    Hmm? The difference between a baby duck and a baby goose (gosling)?

    Goslings, in my experience, are more calm when they see you and are not as fast to run away. Goslings will stand there and wait to be picked up, pecking at your hand with lots to say to you. LOL!

    Ducklings will run like the devil is after them! They will trample each other, run through their feed, waterers, whatever it takes to escape you, the predator!

    And I think, but I may be wrong, ducklings have fuller cheeks, flatter bills, and definitely smaller feet. Photographs would help a lot. Try going to feathersite.com and looking at the different photos of the babies. That may help you, Tempest.

    Remember, both baby ducks and baby geese (goslings) are Precocial and not Altricial.

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    Re: Baby Duck or Goose? What Kind is it?

    Perhaps this may help you. Please forgive the large image of the baby geese. I needed to enlarge the photograph so it can be better scrutinized.

    Below are Baby Geese (Goslings).


    Below is a Baby Duck.


    Can you see the differences?

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