Is this normal moult on WH?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allergymama, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Songster

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    I know this is not the best pic, but they have been real boogers lately and won't let me get near them. [​IMG]
    I spent an hour driving them around the way-too-deep-for-this-human-but-the-boogers-can-walk-on-top-snow-covered yard trying to show them the pool today (had to move it from it's normal spot because I refuse to carry buckets of warm water through 2 foot snow.) anyway, I digress...

    On the males, around their eyes, the feathers are not green anymore, more brownish white. I have noticed feathers in the overnight pen. Is this normal moult for them or is there something wrong?

    TIA!!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    About half a dozen of my Runners and Buffs are molting now, including my drake.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    A few of my ducks including a couple drakes just finished molting too, strange to be doing this at this time of year when every feather counts. lol
     
  4. nayeli

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    They look fine!
     
  5. allergymama

    allergymama Songster

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Mrs.H

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    Pretty ducks!
     
  7. Mrs.H

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    I found it odd too for this time of year, when I had went to let mine out the other morning it had looked like one of my white ducks had exploded over night
     
  8. Sfraker

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    I agree they look fine. I have some moulting like mad too. Feather EVERYWHERE!
     
  9. allergymama

    allergymama Songster

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    Thanks Mrs H. We love them and think they're pretty too. :)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    It's a scary feeling you think for sure your going to see a naked duck looking at you. lol
     

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