chocolate & black Muscovies?

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  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  2. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is their baby picture. I'll have to take new pictures soon.
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the babies from my latest hatch. They are about 5 weeks old now.
    These will be black. See what I mean when I say they can easily be mistaken for chocolate? They have a brownish color to their down.
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    These are the chocolate babies, though the darker more solid colored one might feather out as a black. I've never had one like this so I'm just waiting to see!
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    This one will be white with a black hat. I had 6 like this out of my last batch of eggs. One had a chocolate hat, and was a female just like the rest of the chocolate babies I've had.
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    I'm not quite sure about these 4. 2 have darker bills which I think will be lavenders. I had 2 like that out of the last batch and they were both lavender colored when they feathered. But the other two (the bottom picture) have more pinkish colored bills. So I'm not sure if they will be lavender too, or silver or something else.
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    I'll just have to wait and see!
     
  5. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    such cute ducklings [​IMG]
     
  6. Lund Poultry

    Lund Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a photo of the Chocolates?
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you learycow! I enjoy seeing your photos and the different colors.
     
  8. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 2 other options here. 1) the chocolate drake is not the father. 2) They are so dark you really can't tell.

    The little duckling posted below is not black, however if you ask someone they would also say, it's not chocolate. Given that there are no known Bronze in the US, this little duckling would have to be called a chocolate. Someone else however may be very tempted to call it a black.

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  9. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some growth photos of some "odd" chocolates.

    Of the day old ducklings below, not a one ended up black, or chocolate.


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    This one was pure white until her last molt. Now she is turning chocolate.

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    2 of these ducklings are chocolate.
    The "black one" and the one at 2 O'clock

    If you can send current photos, that would do allot to help find out what you have.
     
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  10. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ learycow I had a bunch this year like your little white ones with colored bills, and they ended up a funky blue fawn.

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