How often do rouen drakes change their feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Moochie, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rouen drake seems to be changing some of his feathers out.. When I first got him (month ago) he looked like a hen then today I saw some grey and his head is a little more green than usual.
    Does this mean I won't get eggs only one time a year?
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first year, they have 3 body molts and 1 wing molt. Following years, they have 2 body molts and 1 wing molt. Although a drake may be in alternate (nuptial) plumage, it doesn't mean he is fertile.

    Clint
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww gosh darnit. I was looking forward to duck eggs.
     

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