Muscovy Babies and their Papa

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AlaskaItaly, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. AlaskaItaly

    AlaskaItaly Out Of The Brooder

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  2. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    They're cute!!![​IMG]
     
  3. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! [​IMG]
     
  4. maggiemmm

    maggiemmm Out Of The Brooder

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    What beauties!!! I love the coloring of the Muskovies I have seen. All colors and shadings.
    Mine are so different. Darkwing has shiny green wings and a white tummy, Flier has a rust colored back and the whitest color white I have ever seen on her tummy... Flipper is silver with a rust herringbone pattern on his breast. They are so funny!!! Love Muskovies - Great pics !!!
     
  5. AlaskaItaly

    AlaskaItaly Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first venture into Muscovies - or ducks of any type - but find the coloring interesting.

    The mother is a chocolate muscovy with brown and white feathers - then - well you see the coloring of the Papa...and these babies are mostly this black and white. Their feet are so big that they come out of the pen and then just plop down - like it is almost too much to balance themselves. [​IMG]

    Strange little duckies though...they will run from water coming from the hose and just drink from the large pond - like they are afraid of water - although they will take a running start to slide into the low pan of water, skidding across the surface and then out - then circle round and do it all over again - just like kids running into a wading pool!
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010
  6. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    Very nice looking babies and dad.

    Sure is wet!! Seems like I remember hearing Alaska is getting a lot of rain.
     
  7. AlaskaItaly

    AlaskaItaly Out Of The Brooder

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    Record rainfall in Anchorage, Alaska - 30 days straight!
     
  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    30 DAYS!!!!! WOWSA!!!!

    I thought we got a lot of rain in the Pacific NW
     
  9. AlaskaItaly

    AlaskaItaly Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducklings are about 6 - 7 weeks old. I've had them all separated from the male because when I put one of the babies out with the drake, he was nipping at it.

    Is it safe to let them all be together ...the females, ducklings and drake?

    Thanks
     

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