Duck molting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Elfy, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it common for Welsh Harlies and Pekin feathers do come in darker in the fall/winter molt than in the spring? My Pekin is almost a yellow not white. The Welsh look absolutly amazing with all their color, darker than what they were in the spring.
     
  2. billson1

    billson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i know that if you feed pekins too much corn thier feathers will be yellow, or if they are in the sun alot
     
  3. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't feed them corn in a couple weeks. She does like to sit in the sun lot. I betta thats the reason.
     
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yep, sunshine turns white birds "brassy" or yellowish. The white parts of my Magpie ducks have a faint yellow tint, but I'm not going to keep them out of the sun to keep them looking white! [​IMG]
     
  5. Elfy

    Elfy Out Of The Brooder

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    Me neither.... She not a show bird be any means... I will be able to spot her in the snow:D[​IMG]
     

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