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When do Male Mallards drop their feathers?

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My cute boy is only 8  months old...

BUT he was cured of angel wing and his feathers are all jacked up from the bandages.

 

 

When can I expect him to get his new feathers in? :-)

 

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After the breeding season he will molt into his eclipse plumage (he'll be colored like a hen) which will gradually be replaced by nuptial plumage early autumn.

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