Do ducks see in color?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hendrix25, May 14, 2009.

  1. hendrix25

    hendrix25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three ducklings and over the past few weeks I've noticed that it appears they see color. The other day we had them outside and I had on a red t shirt and they wanted NOTHING to do with me, granted the day before they followed me everywhere I went. They were actually running from me. My husband seems to think it was the red shirt. Then yesterday I was feeding them chopped up tomatoes and when I would drop the tomatoes they would go right to it. Then when there were no more tomatoes, they were trying to pick up my toenails, which are painted red. Anytime I have any color but red on, they love love me, and follow me everywhere and freak if I leave them outside alone. Any thoughts on this subject?
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yes all birds do that is why the boys are so collorful [​IMG]
     
  3. hendrix25

    hendrix25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks...I did not know that. I thought the females were just more neutral colored so they would blend in better when sitting on a nest. but thanks, any idea why certain colors freak them out?
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    no but red is a big color for them it attracts them for some reason
     
  5. hendrix25

    hendrix25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well mine must be weird, because they don't like it...lol.
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    That is odd or my ducks are; one of the two. They are using a chick waterer with a red bottom, have a red chick feeder, and a red heat lamp bulb and they are drawn to the red I guess. It did not bother them when I wore my red robe last night. [​IMG]
     
  7. hendrix25

    hendrix25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what's strange is i have been using the same waterer you are describing, and they love it see it coming...they know theres water in it. and they love seeing the tomatoes coming, just the red shirt is a bit too much for them i guess.
     
  8. Maybe a giant walking tomato with a human head scares them!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  10. faststell

    faststell Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg my ducks do the same thing when they see red
     

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