do ducks molt in tropical countries?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do ducks molt in tropical countries? how come my drake doesnt have his drake feather he is 6 months now
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they do.

    Clint
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how will you know if a duck is molting?
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you just have the muscovys?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:When my ducks are molting it looks alot like someone has been plucking them, feathers everywhere, and usually you can see the new feathers coming in on the ducks especially the wings. [​IMG] what breed do you have? if Muscovy my drakes don't get the telltale drake feather that other breeds do.
     
  6. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no i have pekins
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:well I know the drake Pekins get the drake feather, are you sure you have a drake or is that what your trying to find out?
     
  8. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i am trying to find out if my duck is a real drake he has a raspy voice but has no drake feather
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes the males don't have the drake feathers when they are in their eclipse plumage. Since Pekin nuptial plumage and eclipse plumage are both solid white, it's a bit difficult to tell what plumage phase they are in.

    Yes, ducks must molt no matter where they live. The feathers don't last a lifetime. They get worn out and have to be replaced.
     
  10. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ducks cage are full of feathers how will i know who is molting?there are 2 of them in the cage
     

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