Mallard lover

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tottgol, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. tottgol

    tottgol Just Hatched

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    My male roen had a beautiful green head and now has spots of brown, especially around the eye area. Is he sick?
     
  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry he is not sick. Rouens and Mallards go through a molting sage called eclipse. They molt out of their breeding plumage, (green head) and then after they are done molting they will have the hen coloration.
     
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