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  1. keeperofthehearth

    Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

    Here is a good diagram on wing clip..... Clipping is very easy....esp. Calls. I've clipped Muscovy also and they are not the mildest, most cooperative duckies... http://www.cornerstonefarm.net/wingdemo.html
  2. keeperofthehearth

    Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

    I clip only one wing and also leave the first two-three flight feather alone (beauty clip). That way they look less "shorn"....lol. and still are able to at least get off the ground a bit and fly forward somewhat if a predator is after them. Clipping one wing keeps them off balance so they...
  3. keeperofthehearth

    Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

    Tks! I'll list them as a mix then...breed one w/snowy or white and see what the next gen. or two looks like. :)
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    Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

    Do the typical grays have this much white on them when they are juveniles? ..chest and tummies are all white. This guy was a breeding btwn a snowy hen or snowy pastel hen and a blue fawn drake. First generation appleyard pattern?
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    Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

    Very pretty! Mine seem to all darken after molt....at least so far they have & some are heading into their third year.
  6. keeperofthehearth

    Pilgrim Geese.

    Here in Indiana... my girls started laying in Feb.
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    Weather is NUTS!!! Eggs in nests - UPDATE!!!!!

    I have Pilgrims and my goose, Lily started laying back in Feb. YIKES!! Our temps have been down below zero so I've been collecting and dating her eggs. We are finally due for some above freezing temps w/lows in the teens and 20's so I plan on putting some of her oldest eggs in her nest...
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    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    Sweet PDZ is like heavy sand...nothing like crumbles or pelleted food. Not a problem.
  9. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    I sprinkle it over their bedding before adding another thin layer of pine shavings...esp. when the weather is warm/hot as their shed gets smelly REAL fast. ;)
  10. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    My youngest Scovies at 1 month old.....10 little Chocolate & Pied. Will be hopefully selling 8 of them and keeping just two. Just love watching them grow up though.
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    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    My juveniles.... Lilac girls, blue boys carrying chocolate & the last is a girl w/chocolate head spot.
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    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    As sebastopol said....Chocolate is sex linked so even though I haven't seen this particular cross..... I have a Chocolate drake and a very light colored hen which I thought was silver but her daughters hatch out lilac & the two boys she hatched out were blue carrying chocolate. In fact all my...
  13. keeperofthehearth

    Pied and Magpie Call ducklings! Cutness overload!!

    Adorable and congrats!! They are beautiful!
  14. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    They should warm up pretty fast. Try giving them some treats every day at about the same time. I always recomment fresh frozen,thawed peas. Even if the first time they look at you like "what?" They will gobble them up soon enough and come running every time they see you. My girls will...
  15. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    Sounds good to me..... that should be enough for them.... though they might not think so.... Have you ever tried thawed frozen peas??? ALL my ducks/chickens/geese LOVE peas! They go crazy over them & if I could only give one treat, peas ... fresh frozen & thawed... would be the one. ;)
  16. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    I'm not used to seeing blacks fade so much (esp. the hen) before they molt....hmmmmm... but it is about that time for them to molt & their feathers do get mighty tattered AND waterlog easily right before so I expect they will look just fine once they molt out and have a brand new set of...
  17. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    Oh yes.... what color are the legs/feet of your breeding drake??
  18. keeperofthehearth

    Muscovy keepers share your pics!

    Hi... and Yep, it looks like your's are going through molt which makes it a bit difficult to judge the colors. Looks like your girls are carrying chocolate though. Any of your colors that carry chocolate will "fade" over time until molt which makes the colors look muddy as the year goes...
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