Baby Muscovies Color

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NamahKatana, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey guys i was wondering if there is anyway to tell what color a Muscovy is goning to turn out. We want to get a large white duck/drake and there are a bunch of Muscovy babies for sale in my area. I'v had Muscovys before but don't know a whole lot about colors.
     
  2. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white muscovy ducklings will be yellow with yellow legs and a pink beak. they will have no colour on the tails or any dark colour underneath the yellow duckling down or any dark colouring on the legs.

    are the ducklings from a breeder or a shop? the breeder should be able to tell you what colour they are if it is from one.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Our white Scovy girls were solid yellow, the boy had (and still does have) black on his head.
     
  4. NamahKatana

    NamahKatana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok and its just a "hobby breeder"
     
  5. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^This is pretty much what I was going to say. If they do have a little bit of a blackish color to any areas it's going to turn into black feathers.

    And btw ian4379 your profile picture is freakin adorable!! I can't wait til spring and I have little babies again!
     
  6. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Out Of The Brooder

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    Ditto to the above. Seems that for the most part, muscovy ducklings stay the same color they are as adults. Whatever parts are yellow on a duckling will be white on a duck, whatever parts are black/brown on a duckling will be black/brown on a duck. Unlike other breeds/species, muscovy ducklings have no uniform color pattern that changes as they mature.
     
  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to help you out but I only have a few pics for you.
    First: Any that look like this will be black. One of these turned out black with a white head and neck, one solid black, and one black pied.
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    Next we have the chocolate babies. One turned out chocolate pied, the other two are solid chocolate (dark brown).
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    These 2 are lavender. Noticed the bills are dark gray in color, and you can very lightly see that they aren't quite solid white. (I attached a pic of a juvenile lavender drake for you too)
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    And these two ended up buff. If you look at them they have pink bills. That's the only way I could tell them apart from the lavenders.
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    If you find some that are white with the tips of their tails colored, those will be barred (the color of their tail determines the color their feathering will be.)
    I also have blue and blue fawn, but I can't seem to find any pictures of them. When they are little, they are colored very similar to the chocolates (at lease that's what I've found.)

    I hope this helps at least a little!
     

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