Drakes Eclipse/Nuptial Plumage pics

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  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Does anyone else want to share some pictures of drakes comparing their eclipse and nuptial plumage variations?

    This is my Call drake, Jax, over the last few months.
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    Editing to add quotes from later in this thread with links to articles on this subject.:

     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Great thread idea! And those pictures really show how different they look.
     
  3. DellaNTuff

    DellaNTuff Chirping

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    Great post! As you know just learning about this and would love to see other Drakes changes!
     
  4. ChickenRelatedUserName

    ChickenRelatedUserName Songster

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    Do they make those changes every season, or just once?
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I believe its usually annually. It takes them a couple months or so to go thru the whole process.
     
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    ChickenRelatedUserName Songster

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    Jeeze, and I thought it was difficult to tell my identical Pekins apart...
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I told my husband yesterday that I bet he couldn't walk outside and pick out Jax, since he looks so different now. :D
     
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  8. BantyChooks

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    Good thread idea. My Snowy drake is just about done his moult into eclipse plumage. He looks quite funny.
     
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Well... collage up some pics for us!
     
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    This thread has prompted me to look on Amazon for some poultry leg bands. Which then prompted me to look in my garage at the 100's of colored zip ties that I already own for free. Thanks!
     

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