Can you identify this breed of bird and guinea pig?
May 21, 2011 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify this bird with its chick and does anyone know the breed of this guinea pig? Both were photographed in the UK, but the bird was at a reserve that has birds from all over the world. I believe the guinea pig is a recognised UK breed.
posted by Quillcards to Pets & Animals (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do you know the name of the reserve? They might have a guide to their waterfowl species on their website, or the email address of someone who would know.
posted by MadamM at 10:56 AM on May 21, 2011

The duck doesn't look like any particular species. There's a lot of interbreeding between domestic and wild ducks, and many of them turn out black and white.

The guinea pig looks to be a standard smooth-coated (or 'normal-coated') one; they're the commonest sort.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 11:24 AM on May 21, 2011

Best answer: The guinea pig looks like it could be an English Crested.
posted by firefleet at 11:38 AM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Based on red face/bill and plumage, it looks like a muscovy duck.
posted by feidr2 at 11:55 AM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Wonderful - thank you all round!
posted by Quillcards at 12:05 PM on May 21, 2011

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