Muscovies - what colour are we?

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  1. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,

    I have been breeding scovies for over 9 yrs now in most colours available in Canada(Black, Chocolate, Blue and the occasional Fawn). Well this year out of 50 + Ducklings, I raised 4 whos colour I cannot name, 3 I would call lavenders maybe but one of them has some dark brown splotches on the face and #4 seems to be something brown based(brown beak and more cream colour vs the "lavenders" grey beaks and light silver colour).

    Closest I can find via google would be Silvers and Creams, but there are not that many good pics and very few of juveniles.

    *click on the pics to enlarge*

    Here is one of the "Silver/lavender" ones..

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    and here is the "cream" one
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    I will try and post more pics later, they are more feathered now than they were when I took the above pics(2 weeks ago).

    Any clue what these colours are?

    Anna
     
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  2. coppercloud

    coppercloud Out Of The Brooder

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    do all Muscovies get that red skin on there face (not that your ducklings have that)
     
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  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, they do when they mature.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Gorgeous Scovy's and I have had them going on 10 years and am awful with colors. Would like to see them in a month they change so much.
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ran out and took a new pic, here is one of the "Silvers" with the "Cream". Of course 3 out of those 4 ducklings had to be male too.......

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    The little silver female with the brown splotches on her face making a run for it to get past me

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    Silver male and Cream male in the back and Chocolate pair in front.
     
  6. coppercloud

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    to bad no offence but the red kind of freaks me out lol maybe one day I will be able to get past that because other then that they look really nice.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are lovely, I never get tired of looking at all the colors and patterns they come in, you have got some very nice birds there.I have one this color [​IMG]and was told it is fawn/white. Not sure if it's the same as your cream since yours looks lighter.
     
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  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours is a blue fawn pied, which is much darker than the ones in question. I have 1 blue fawn pied hen and a juvie solid blue fawn hen.
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    Juvie blue fawn hen with her black Siblings

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    Here with Blue fawn Pied momma on the left and also a juvie chocolate female on the back right. The Blue Fawn Pied Hen raised a clutch of 17 ducklings this year.
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Very pretty! like ML terrible with colours lol Mind you have you found they change a lot after juvenile aging? that has been my experience. I have a heavy amount of blue in my flock and quite strong on chocolate, i did get a drake let this year with black facial flesh though, so watching him to see where he goes.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    You get used to it, besides the drakes are the ones with the heaviest amount, the ducks aren't so intense.
     

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