Muscovy keepers share your pics!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Choc Drake Choc wt head Pied Box of chocolates Dark Ripple
     
  2. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Choc Drake Choc wt head Pied Box of chocolates Dark Ripple
     
  3. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue fawn drake [​IMG] Blue fawn duck

    [​IMG] Buff N choc young ducks

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    Young choc drake

    LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES!

    Sun fade, age, molting, being dusty all can influence shade.
    Often males carry choc and it shows up as an undertown.
    Blue genes influence tone as well.
    Lots of flavors of chocolates!
     
  4. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue fawn drake [​IMG] Blue fawn duck

    [​IMG] Buff N choc young ducks

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    Young choc drake

    LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES!

    Sun fade, age, molting, being dusty all can influence shade.
    Often males carry choc and it shows up as an undertown.
    Blue genes influence tone as well.
    Lots of flavors of chocolates!
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice chocolates! yes, i have found they vary too, i own 5 of them now, all ducks. Sadly, not been able to get a chocolate drake, we seem heavy on blue and black genetics here.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'd wrap there is a guide in the stickies, if may not be but sure won't hurt to wrap. and the dropping wings is normal they have to build muscle to hold up those blood feathers. Love that face.
     
  7. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's been awhile..... Caught this pic of one of my Scovy youngsters the other day drying off after a bath..... lol... thought... What a sassy look!


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  8. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Choc is sex linked. Ducks have only 1 choc gene so the girls either have it or they don't. Drakes have a pair of choc genes so if both aren't the recessive choc gene they can be split and carry it, but won't show it. If you have choc girls and split boys... eventually you should get a choc male. Blue fawn/lilac is when both the choc and blue genes are present.
     
  9. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Choc is sex linked. Ducks have only 1 choc gene so the girls either have it or they don't. Drakes have a pair of choc genes so if both aren't the recessive choc gene they can be split and carry it, but won't show it. If you have choc girls and split boys... eventually you should get a choc male. Blue fawn/lilac is when both the choc and blue genes are present.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    The newest chocolate i have is from a chocolate that i have. The other is from a blue that has chocolate barring. Now here is a ? for you, i have a black drake, well he was he's switched to chocolate in the last few months. That i find unreal, anyways, he was a black and white pied, insert chocolate to where that black was lol
     
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