Interesting feathers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Steffanyace, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    My blue muscovy has a couple of black/green feathers. I thought that was interesting. (I'm new to ducks). It reminds me of how a roan horse grows solid hair in areas where the skin has been cut/bitten/etc. Is that common for blue ducks to do like that?

    My duck:
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    Roan horse:
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  2. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have to blue Scovies and not a dab of green my other blk /white scovies have green in thier feathers but not my blues, thats pretty though, be interesting to see what it looks like after molt.
     
  4. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    This came up after his molt. He was one of the younger drakes at the place I got him, so he was picked on by the older drakes. I think the green feathers are growing in where he was attacked by the drakes. That's what I am guessing anyway.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I think it's pretty, is that him in your avatar? very handsome fellow.
     
  6. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    That is him in the avatar. He still has his flight feathers left to grow in. He is a friendly drake and will even let us pet him while he is eating. I know the gypsy markings aren't right for shows, but I think it is pretty. I don't know why some aren't bred for the black. They could look like swans. Or . . . black with red outlining. I guess that would be a topic for another thread though. :)

    Here he is with his girls.

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are going to make some beautiful ducklings.. Gorgeous
     
  8. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm jealous mine are almost all white and yours are so pretty [​IMG]
     
  9. petjem

    petjem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing these pics! [​IMG] I can't explain what you are asking but they definitely are pretty!
     

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