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3 m/o muscovy with no wattle?

post #1 of 7
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I have a baby muscovy with no signs of a wattle yet. Anyone know what this means? My other 3 clearly are developing one but he(i think) is not.
post #2 of 7

The "wattle" is actually called a Caruncle and what age is this duckling?


Edited by buff goose guy - 4/27/16 at 11:14am
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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post #3 of 7
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He is about 3 and a half months old. He does seem to have it but it's black
post #4 of 7

Hmm, picture please. 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #5 of 7
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post #6 of 7
Ohh that color caruncle is just from the baby being the wild pattern variation, it will stay dark most of the time but when it really ready to breed it will brighten up to a good amount of red. But also take into account That having the wild pattern variation the caruncle will never get as bright as a white muscovy's would since that pattern is used for camouflage in the South American forests the bright red caruncle wouldn't be very optimal for hideing from predators .
Edited by buff goose guy - 4/27/16 at 1:00pm
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks. I have all types of muscovies but this is the first with the black.
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