3 m/o muscovy with no wattle?

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  1. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "wattle" is actually called a Caruncle and what age is this duckling?
     
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    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    He is about 3 and a half months old. He does seem to have it but it's black
     
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    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, picture please.
     
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  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 .
     
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    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. I have all types of muscovies but this is the first with the black.
     

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