Chiloe Wigeon

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

  1. Matapatos

    Matapatos Songster

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    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

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    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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