muscovy duckling coloring?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rachele anne, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] when these ducklings hatched they were all yellow except the very tip of their tail was black now there getting more and more ... does anyone know what they could look like when there full grown
     
  2. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't know 100% until all the adult feathers come in. But my guess would be black on the tail with some spots on the body and wings, just what it looks like in the picture, but most likely it will get more black on him/her .But then again you guess is as good as mine. But it's exciting trying to figure out what color they'll be. That's why I like mixed breeds. trying to figure out what color they might be when they get older :D
     
  3. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya lol and it doesn't help not.knowing the parents either but I can't wait to see XD
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be barred. From the looks possibly black barred. @learycow
    She has way more experience with barred muscovy then I do. She is a wealth of information.
     
  5. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that was the normal black with yellow spots and it's getting feathers is this barreled ?
     
  6. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats so kind! Thank you!

    And yes, if they are yellow with a colored bill and a colored tail, they will feather out to be barred. The color they will be is the color their tail is (this can be hard to differentiate).

    Here are some pics for comparison :)

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    Chocolate barred female, 1 year old (notice her barring is now only under the wings, she also has some on her back)

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    These are black barred hens, the ones on the left are both 1 year old, the one on the right is 2.

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    Barred babies. Left to right: blue, blue, blue, black, blue, black

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    Blue barred, first feathers

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    Day old black barred baby

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    1 year old black barred hen. See how most of her barring molted out? This is common in most barred. They will be fully barred as a juvie, then almost solid colored as an adult

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    Up close of the blue barred juvie

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    Chocolate barred day old

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    Black and blue barred, 5 days old

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    Black barred juvie drake
     
  8. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]So do u think I have a black or blue
     
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  9. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell. They are easiest to tell when they are first hatched, before the tail starts to feather as this one is.
    My guess would be black as it seems too dark to be blue. But you'll know for sure once the feathers start to come in up by the wings!
     
  10. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]... they were wild so I'm thinking black
     
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