How long will my Pekin's feathers remain yellow after a molt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gabbytheginger, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. gabbytheginger

    gabbytheginger New Egg

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    My Pekin duck was a beautiful white until he molted, some of him has turned back to snow white, however mainly his body and neck is still a light buttery yellow color. He is being exhibited at a county fair on the 28th and don't know if his feather color will affect his placing. He was a late March/early April chick. Is there anything I could do or feed him to help him get back to white? Or am I stuck with a yellow ducky?
     
  2. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picture perhaps?
     
  3. gabbytheginger

    gabbytheginger New Egg

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  4. gabbytheginger

    gabbytheginger New Egg

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    Not the best picture but they are very active
     
  5. lmnohos

    lmnohos New Egg

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    does he get in the sunshine much? i bought a duck from a farm & it was really dirty but still yellow after we washed it. it's getting whiter by the day & they are in the sun a lot. we have only had it here for 2 weeks & it's almost all white now. i was thinking it was the sun making my new duck's feathers whiten up, maybe it's just time...
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @gabbytheginger I have also read that feeding corn can cause feathers to yellow. [​IMG]
     
  7. gabbytheginger

    gabbytheginger New Egg

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    He's not being fed much corn, however he's normally in the shade and hardly in the sun.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    In the heat most of us are having it would be dangerous for any of our ducks to be in the sun much.
     
  9. gabbytheginger

    gabbytheginger New Egg

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    It's not that bad around here right now, my indies lay in the sun no problem
     

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