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Mallard lover

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

  1. tottgol

    tottgol New Egg

    Aug 1, 2016
    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

    Mar 18, 2016
    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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