HELP! Saxony breed related question.

Duckie doodle

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Jun 27, 2019
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Hello,
I have had saxonys for 2 years now. What I would like to know is why the f**k my saxony drake head has not changed blue/grey yet and he is 2 years old. My other Saxony drake is 1 year old and his head changes at 10 months. As you can see in the photo, the one in question is behind the "normal" looking drake. Thank you
 

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AngelaY

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May 22, 2020
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Yeah, he's just different. Some birds just don't end up looking like they should. Like I have a Cochin chick that is supposed to be silver laced but is more black than silver laced, it's not bad, it's just different!
 

Duckie doodle

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Jun 27, 2019
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Yeah, he's just different. Some birds just don't end up looking like they should. Like I have a Cochin chick that is supposed to be silver laced but is more black than silver laced, it's not bad, it's just different!
Thank you. I asked a breeder about him and they said that he is not pure and not to use him for breeding purposes. So I was like what the f!
 

Trisseh

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Jun 21, 2019
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Genetic glitch? Hormonal imbalance? Either way, if you’re not hatching ducklings from him and he’s otherwise good, no reason not to keep him around. :) obviously wouldn’t want to breed from him If you’re trying to stick to the SOP, but as a backyard pet/pest control who cares what his head looks like? :p haha.
 

Duckie doodle

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Jun 27, 2019
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Genetic glitch? Hormonal imbalance? Either way, if you’re not hatching ducklings from him and he’s otherwise good, no reason not to keep him around. :) obviously wouldn’t want to breed from him If you’re trying to stick to the SOP, but as a backyard pet/pest control who cares what his head looks like? :p haha.
I am planning on keeping him around. He is super friendly and I've had him since duckling so he's not going anywhere. I just wanted to know what is going on with his head lol
 

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