Helping IDing color on two call drakes!

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  1. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I have two call drakes, and their colors are a bit confusing. In both cases, the people they came from didn't know their colors, and while I've done some research on call duck colors, I'm certainly not an expert!

    I believe Autor is pastel? Just wanted some more opinions on that, though he certainly appears to be pastel to me.

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    And Mytho, who I suspect may not be a named color at all. His head seems like that of a black duck, but he's not black, he's dark brown. He's pretty whatever color he is.

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    They're just my pets, please no critiques on type. [​IMG]
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I'm not really sure on the first one.. Could be Blue Fawn, Pastel, ButterScotch.. I have no idea.

    The second one is a Black Bibbed and I have to say he is so cute! I want! [​IMG]

    ETA: Mytho is a Maute Black Bibbed. He just has more brown than black in him. [​IMG]
     
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  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Quote:Oh, I just looked up Maute Black-Bibbed and that seems to be right! How cool, I've never heard of that color in all my call duck color perusing. He's definitely mostly brown instead of black, so it's interesting! Thanks for your help. [​IMG]
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Oh, I just looked up Maute Black-Bibbed and that seems to be right! How cool, I've never heard of that color in all my call duck color perusing. He's definitely mostly brown instead of black, so it's interesting! Thanks for your help. [​IMG]

    Your welcome! [​IMG]
    All the stuff I have learned about call ducks has came from easttxchick. She's a very nice lady! [​IMG]
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Thanks, Waldo! [​IMG]
    I believe your first picture is a pastel drake. Is the underside of his tail that gray(like his head)?
    They're too cute. [​IMG]
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:Oh, I just looked up Maute Black-Bibbed and that seems to be right! How cool, I've never heard of that color in all my call duck color perusing. He's definitely mostly brown instead of black, so it's interesting! Thanks for your help. [​IMG]

    Black can bleach out and go to brown, especially if the duck has been out a lot this summer. Sometimes black can fade anyway. [​IMG]
     
  7. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your first one is easy he is a Pastel
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Thanks, everyone! I figured he is pastel, but it's nice to hear confirmation that I was right!

    And I didn't know black can fade! That's interesting. I don't think he faded, I got him as a young bird last January and he was this color all along, so I think it's likely genetic. I like it, though! One of his girls is an actual black bibbed, so they make a cute couple.
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Yes Pastel for sure, Then looks like a Black bibbed to me?
     

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