Dark chocolate muscovy ????????? or what

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jacob Temple, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chirping

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    Its mother is a chocolate and father is a black and white you can't tell in the pic but i have never seen a male bigger than the one i have so i put him with the female and last year and this year they all look just alike but only one made it this year but i will put pics of the last year on here later today but it isn't black but not chocolate could it be a dark chocolate
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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

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    Its is possible that it could be a dark brown but since they change so much in their coloration you'll have to wait to see what it looks like as it grows.

    Color genes depend on what colors are in each bird's background. I had a black barred drake and several chocolate barred hens. They produce black barred offspring but their male offspring throw chocolate. So, I am now getting some (3 out of 44) chocolate barred ducklings.

    Nice looking baby though.
     
  3. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chirping

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    here is last years hatch they all about looked alike other than white
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  4. learycow

    learycow Crowing

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    It looks like it will be a black muscovy.
    Sometimes they first feather out as a funky color, but once they molt into their adult feathers you will know their true color.
    Even though the head has some chocolate colored fuzz on it, it looks to be a black (partially pied) duck
     

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