Muscovy Duckling colors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MallardDuckling, May 10, 2012.

  1. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious, but can you kind of tell what your Muscovy duckling's color will be when it's older, by the coloring it has when it's a duckling?

    I have an all yellow, which I was told would be an all white Muscovy. Makes sense to me as the Drake who fathered them is all white.

    I have 2 light brown and yellows. Would this be chocolate and white whey they get older? I know at least one female was chocolate and white.

    The last one throws me. His coloring throws me off. He's either a really dark brown, a light black or maybe even blue. His feet and legs are all black. Not sure if he'll turn into a chocolate and white, a black and white or a blue and white.
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    People familiar with the colours can.. that would not include me lol I know the ones that are yellow are whites as i have quite a few of them, as for blacks those I have a picture of as I have a pair from last summer...

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    Now my newest baby(hatched almost a week ago) looks similar and one of the above could be daddy but i can't figure out black from chocolate

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  3. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm now you make me wonder about mine.
    I'm like you, I know all yellow will be white, but that's as far as my knowledge of color goes lol.
    I'm amazing at horse colors and genetics, but when it comes to ducks, I'm practically clueless lol.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    HA . well have you tried Miniature horse colours? now those toss all the horse knowledge out the window for colouring [​IMG]
     
  5. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of their colors confuse me.
    AMHA colorings throw me off a bit. The Dun doesn't look like a typical dun on a regular horse. And the fact that they have Sorrel and Chestnut throws me. I was always taught that they were they same color, it just depended on what discipline. Of course I don't deal much with minis lol.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    It's beyond confusing.. you read the papers look at the horse and go? huh? anyways, these silly ducks lose me in the same way.. it's easier to stick with the whites.. now those are simple to sort out [​IMG]
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    See these are so called chocolates but again I find it hard as young to tell the difference? as adults i can plainly see it my blacks are much darker..

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  8. Going Quackers

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    These are my black drakes last year, you can see how much darker they are.

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  9. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of the things horse registries do [​IMG]

    Hmmm now I wonder if I'll have 3 chocolates. 2 aren't as dark as the chocolates in that picture.
    Maybe I will have a black.
    Your drakes are gorgeous! I've never see a pretty much solid black before. I love it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Just to give you an idea on how much they change.. 2 days old [​IMG]
    teenager.....[​IMG]
    adult, same drake.. [​IMG]
     
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