Almost 5 week old rouens getting iridescent green feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cecosugi, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. cecosugi

    cecosugi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2012
    KC MO
    This weekend, when the sun finally came out, I noticed that one of my 4 1/2 week old Rouens has iridescent green feathers on his back, just above his tail. Then I noticed that his head also has iridescent green. I couldn't see it until the sun was shining on him. He also sorta has a muddier looking bill. Other than that, he looks just like the other 4 duckies--feathering in brown/black speckled.

    I thought the color didn't come in until later, so I was surprised to see the green. Girls don't do that, right? That means he's a boy, right?

    I'm getting miscellaneous quacking, but I can't ever tell who it is.

    Not that it really matters, I just wondered.

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