Muscovy colors... Pic. heavy (new pics. post 7)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jen4, May 15, 2011.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    What are all the colors? Is there a website or something that will tell me this & show colors. I'm trying to figure out the colors of my ducklings... looks like I got 4 different colors in my 2 hatches from my lil muscovy flock.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  2. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

    267
    10
    101
    May 8, 2011
    Australia
    i would say the the two on the left are black/white, then white, then i'm not sure of the last one. i'm in australia and we dont have chocolate colour birds here, but to me it looks like a darker version of our "bronze" colour. all the ducklings are "wild type" too. thats the best i can help you with, i'm only newish to mussies so if i'm wrong i'm sure i'll be corrected!
    '
     
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thank You... I have a black/white drake & hen, a white hen, then 2 gray or blue/white drakes (dont know if their called gray or blue?). These are some of their hatchlings.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  4. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

    267
    10
    101
    May 8, 2011
    Australia
    hi, grey or gray isn't an actual colour in the muscovy standard. they could be blues or even silver? if the duckling on the end turns out chocolate then both the parents must be carrying that gene. i like how that happens, i'm trying to get all my birds carrying the bronze gene, lets you have lots of different coloured babies! you'll have to research chocolate genetics i dont know much about them, i think they are sex linked somehow
     
  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    ian4379: Hi, Thanks. I new they werent called grey, I wasnt thinking blue or silver. I think I've got 4 colors. I was wondering if the brown/yellow ones are gonna be chocolates, I've been wanting some chocolates... if they are then alot hatched out that color. I'm still new to duck world, got my 1st Muscovy ducklings last summer.
     
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Hey Jen,
    It looks like you have 2 Blacks, a White(that might be a blue spot on it's head) & a Chocolate. They are awfully cute, I have one right now that is white with a small blue spot on it's head, it looks so out of place with the rest!
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Bleenie wrote:
    Hey Jen,
    It looks like you have 2 Blacks, a White(that might be a blue spot on it's head) & a Chocolate. They are awfully cute, I have one right now that is white with a small blue spot on it's head, it looks so out of place with the rest!

    Hello & Thanks Bleenie. I only got 1 white out of 16 hatchlings. Heres some more pics. To me some look black, some blue (is that what the grey are called?) & some chocolates.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    In pic #1 I see 3 Blues & 2 Chocolates, the rest are black except the white baby of course [​IMG]
     
  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Bleenie Wrote:
    In pic #1 I see 3 Blues & 2 Chocolates, the rest are black except the white baby of course smile

    Yep, thats what I see too in that pic. [​IMG]... 6 of those cute lil ducklings are being sold tomorrow.​
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    22,034
    622
    448
    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    OMG JEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The babies are tooooooooooo cute !!!! [​IMG]

    The pics are gorgeous. Your mama girls did an excellent job. You should be so proud of them.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by