are these brown or chocolate scovies?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    does anybody have chocolate scovies?i'd like to see some pics [​IMG] i recentley bought some new scovies, from different sources and think i can make a nice breeding trio from three. i chose a mostly white male with light brown flecks, a mostly white female with light brown spots, and a mostly brown female with a white head. would they be a good combination? are they classed as brown or chocolate?

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  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the third page, I have pictures of my 'ducktweens'- you can see the brown feathers coming in my muscovy-cross. I was calling him chocolate. Im curious to see what the others tell you.
    Nice looking ducks!
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    oh your duckies are so cute!!
     
  4. coptop89

    coptop89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there...I'm fairly confident that the hen with the white head and chocolate body would be classified as a chocolate pied. For a muscovy to be classified as a solid color (blue, black, chocolate) there can only be so much white on it. I want to say their can be no more than 10% of white showing for it to be called a solid color. I could be wrong on that percentage though. The drake and the other hen I'm not so sure about. I have seen cream muscovies and that is was those two remind me of more than any other color.

    Here's a pic of our solid chocolate drake (he's a little rough looking in this pic):
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    and here's our chocolate hen with babies from last fall:
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    Hope that helps some!!
     
  5. coptop89

    coptop89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and just to add, brown=chocolate. They are one in the same but are usually refered to as chocolate. Also I just looked at the APA recognized varieties and they only recognize muscovy in solid black, chocolate, blue and white but there are certainly a lot more cool looking colors out there, like yours. I think your trio would make some great looking offspring!!!
     

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