Chiloe Wigeon

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Matapatos, May 29, 2011.

  1. Matapatos

    Matapatos Songster

    Jul 12, 2009
    They are supposed to keep their plumage year round, and they are from the southern hemisphere, but do they go through a molt like others? And is it during the same time as the rest do? Just curious, mine haven't molted or anything, but I wanna kow a bit more about the plumage aspect of these birds... I'm pretty sure their feathers are the best jan-mar as most of our north american waterfowl are, am I wrong?
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Love Chiloe wigeons! Well, they do molt, but the male does not have a distinctive eclipse plumage. Unlike other wigeons, the males and females look alike. The females are just a bit duller though with less iridescent feathering on the head. I forget when they molt, and how often. I'll have to look it up!

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