muscovy duckling colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yinepu, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    ok.. i'm used to the white ducklings.. and the black and white.. I think blues tend to have dark bills... but I'm not sure what all I have here..

    any ideas as to what their adult colors will be?
    (no idea on the parents.. these were shipped eggs)



    the brownish baby looked silvery blue in the incubator.. and the yellow is a tannish yellow.. not at all a pure yellow like the others I have seen
    I'm guessing that the two dark ones will be black (black and white).. though they are greyer than my blacks have been in the past

    these guys were just hatched out yesterday and I have one more of the brownish ones still in the bator (he's a bit weak and still partially in the shell)
  2. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2011
    I don't know, but they are adorable.
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Looks like a fawn, possibly a blue fawn, a chocolate and 2 blues.
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    2 Blacks, Blue Fawn & a Silver. The Silver's come in a funky beige/tan color sometimes, probably when the colors are mixed. You'll have to post more pictures later, when they're older so i can be sure though [​IMG]
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    thanks for the replies!.. as soon as they start to feather out I'll post some updated pics
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They are precious. [​IMG]
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Noooo! [​IMG] I'm trying to limit how many ducks I have! [​IMG]

    Sooooo cute!
  8. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2011
    Quote:i have just had some ducklings hatch, silver drake x blue pied. a lot of the ducklings are tan coloured, you might have just helped me out too!
  9. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Quote:Wait, what exactly is "Fawn"? I'm trying to learn the mutations in Muscovies. This is what I learned so far:

    Single Mutations:

    White -- incomplete dominant (split White resembles Pied)

    Pied -- recessive (larger, clearer patches of white feathers than split White)

    White-Head -- dominant (full white head after second year)

    Blue -- incomplete dominant (one copy gives a shaded Blue, two copies gives Silver)

    Chocolate -- sex-linked recessive (brown with no iridescent sheen)

    Lavender -- recessive (even-colored blue-gray, darker than Silver but lighter than Blue)

    Sepia -- recessive (dark brown with iridescent sheen)

    Barred -- recessive (type of lacing pattern, very faded in adults, appearing mostly on belly, dark edge to feathers)

    Ripple -- recessive (type of lacing pattern, light edge to feathers with dark centers, remains prominent in adults)


    Blue-Lavender = Light Lavender

    Silver-Lavender = Silver Lavender

    Blue-Chocolate = Lilac

    Silver-Chocolate = Buff

    Lavender-Chocolate = Cream

    Blue-Lavender-Chocolate = Lilac Cream

    Silver-Lavender-Chocolate = Buff Cream

    Combinations with Sepia replacing Chocolate don't seem to have special names (which I prefer in usage over coming up with "Cream" for what's really "Lavender Chocolate")

    Blue-Lavender-Sepia = Light Lavender Sepia

    Silver-Lavender-Sepia = Silver Lavender Sepia

    Blue-Sepia = Blue Sepia

    Silver-Sepia = Silver Sepia

    Lavender-Sepia = Lavender Sepia

    Chocolate-Sepia = Chocolate Sepia


    The Pied, White-Head, split White, Barred and Ripple patterns are just added after the color.

    Is "Fawn" another name for either "Lilac", "Buff", or "Cream"? Or is it another name for Blue or Lavender combining with Sepia? Or is it another mutation altogether?

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:yeah... i luvs my duckies! [​IMG]

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