Finally Gots My Self Some Muscovies!!! ~Pics~

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Wolf Queen, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay I finally got myself 4 Scovies last night! I got a drake and 3 ducks. If anyone could tell what colors they are (Elvis is solid white except for his head and both Farah and Seneca have white chests) and what colors the ducklings will be that would be awesome. Oh how old do you think they are and what do you call a group of four ducks? Pair...Trio...?. Did I mention me and my friend spent an hour or 2 in the coop playing chicken with who would and could hold Elvis the longest? Lol. The place where I got them from they just get to run around and be wild so Elvis is pretty nuts although the 3 ducks are much calmer and do calm down in a sec or 2. Hmm I always figured the males would be calmer anyways even Elvis calmed down after I picked him up and held him a couple of times, to the point where he was just there and we could sorta pet him, and when I finally put him down he didn't freak out like a bat outta hell (Did I mention I think he weighs like 15 lbs?). He even tolerated me holding him on the ground until I let him go. Yay and [​IMG] times google (100 zeros). PS when Elvis breeds the girls will the babies be pied with some solids? I sure hope so [​IMG]. Oh and since I got home after dark last night I just opened the door to the carrier and left them in my hen pen and the only one that picks on them is a tiny little retarded Polish roflmao [​IMG] [​IMG]. Oh well, at least she tries [​IMG]
    Left to Right: Elvis, Farah, Seneca, and Mirth
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    Random Group Photo
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    Mirth up close
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    Seneca and Mirth
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    Super close up of Elvis showing his blue eye/s
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    Me holding Elvis
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Gorgeous ducks... for muscovies [​IMG]

    Congrats!
     
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats that supposed to mean lol? Thanks. I love them. I just wish Elvis was smaller so he would be easier to hold. Oh well all 4 are already learning im not gonna eat them [​IMG]
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    haha... you must not have read my muscovy thread. [​IMG]

    I'm surprised you're able to hold him with short sleeves and no gloves.
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful! What a nice range of colors.

    I'm sorry that I have no idea what you will get as far as the offspring goes. I imagine a lot of pieds. But the genetics of white is pretty mysterious to me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The females look about twelve weeks. I would call the group tasty
     
  7. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How pretty! Elvis is a pretty studly looking duck. Lucky lady ducks.[​IMG]
     
  8. MDC

    MDC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to me like Elvis is a white, of course, but he'd be heterozygous, meaning that he will have the black spots on his cap (which could molt out over time) but that he will probably also throw heterozygous ducklings which would mean they could have black caps, too. The two ducks are self-blue pied, and the other is a chocolate pied. The colors of ducklings depends on what colors they might be hiding underneath!
     
  9. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Le Canard de Barbarie wrote: I would call the group tasty

    Not funny, these are ment as breeders. [​IMG]

    suburbanduckmom wrote: How pretty! Elvis is a pretty studly looking duck. Lucky lady ducks.

    Thanks lol, he is pretty handsome I just hope not all of his babies come out white except for the headspot... oh it just occured to me that he came from a flock that breeds ducks like him or all white, I sure wish I knew about the girls' backrounds. Did I mention before I even decided I wanted him I just looked at him and thought " He sure looks like an Elvis". I dunno why though lol.

    MDC wrote: It looks to me like Elvis is a white, of course, but he'd be heterozygous, meaning that he will have the black spots on his cap (which could molt out over time) but that he will probably also throw heterozygous ducklings which would mean they could have black caps, too. The two ducks are self-blue pied, and the other is a chocolate pied. The colors of ducklings depends on what colors they might be hiding underneath!

    There can be different shades of self blue? Huh I didnt know that. I just suspected that one was a self blue or a lilac or what ever and the other was a blue or lilac fawn. Now my head hurts lol. Wait so like my above statement replying to chick mom, is he guaranteed to throw all almost or all whites?

    Oh and another question. Is black a dominant in ducks? From what ive seen it is but im not possitive. Thanks for all the great answers im getting [​IMG]
     
  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I think four ducks would be called a quad? lol that sounds funny... "I have a breeding quad"

    Now I have no idea.
     

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