Muscovy hens carnucles

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklover77, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Ducklover77

    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    I just got two muscovy hens I am kinda new to having these babies in my life so I hope this isn't a silly question. On the two hens I have their carnucles are not very pronounced. One of them you can only see a little bit of the red near her eyes and the other which is her sister has a bit more red. So is it possible they will stay that way and not go over there eyes like they normally do or are they still growing?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    If they are still young, the caruncling will increase. Just how much depends upon their genetics. Some strains are heavily caruncled, and others are not.
     
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  3. Ducklover77

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    IMG_20190707_144823.jpg top is Layla IMG_20190707_144837.jpg bottom is Lily
     
  4. Ducklover77

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    Ok I think they are still young I posted pictures it's always hard when you don't have them just hatched of course
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    They are young yet, they will come in as they mature similar to combs on chickens. My adults don't have much for carnacles, and I prefer them that way personally.
     
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    Jpat Free Ranging

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    This websites claiming they help keep feathers clean and actualy have oil glands in them, i dunno if thats true

    Are there actualy some without face masks?
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  8. Ducklover77

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    Wow his are huge. My Drake's have a lot of carnucles but great bit of information thank you
     
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  9. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    No problem, i dunno if its true, ive dealt with my friends muscovies but ive never had any
    Heres the link to the article
    http://ducksandclucks.com/blog/2013/01/04/all-about-caruncles/
     
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    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    My hen that I've had for about a year she has the cutest carnucles it looks like a mask just over her eyes it's the cutest
     
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