Are these 2 female muscovy?new better side by sides as asked pics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luvchicks8, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    5 month old chocolates
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    thanks
     
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  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes! Very pretty even in their molt. [​IMG]
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:I thought so they were sold as a pair. Oh well maybe they won't mate my hens and cause trouble that way because I LOVE [​IMG] these two.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    its hard to tell in the pic, look at the heads the boys have a larger more mascline head. but the first one looks lady like, and the lower boyish? but if they are 5 month or so the red in the face can come out overnight. the lower is a pied, if the upper gets white on the wings after they are a year thats normal, still a true chocolate.

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    two days after this pic, i was able to tell I had 3 boys and 4 girls
     
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  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:OOOH pied what's that? These are my first ducks:)
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    pied is the white on the chest. I let my 'scovy's run all over no pens, lov my chocolates
     
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Do they really kill chickens??? Thanks for all the info also:)
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:No, who told you that, my 'scovys have been running with my chickens since i got them 3 yrs ago

    also 'scovys can fly very well
     
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  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look at the chook in the background in pic #2. If your Scovy isn't about the same size as your chook or just a bit bigger, you have a girl Scovy esp. at 5mo. If both chocolates are close in size you have 2 hens. By 5 mo. your boys/drakes should be "hissing" for vocalization. Hens coo, churrip and only hiss when they are warning you off fm ducklings, nest etc.
     
  10. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My muscovy even thinks he's the guard of all my birds. He will not go in at night until everyone else is in. If there is any missing he always lets me know. He is so funny
     

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