Muscovy keepers share your pics!

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

  1. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi... and [​IMG] Yep, it looks like your's are going through molt which makes it a bit difficult to judge the colors. Looks like your girls are carrying chocolate though. Any of your colors that carry chocolate will "fade" over time until molt which makes the colors look muddy as the year goes on until molt. #1 female is a nice lilac, #3 female looks to be black pied but carrying chocolate ....or maybe a very very dark chocolate since she has some faded chocolate feathers. Drake is probably blue though he has a lot of white & the blue isn't laced so could be self blue or silver. The juvenile drake is blue carrying chocolate it looks like. Maybe a few more pictures closer up?? ;)
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh yes.... what color are the legs/feet of your breeding drake??
     
  3. muskuslove

    muskuslove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keperoffthehearth or Miss Lydia, can you tell me if this is molt? And if so, will it go back to normal? She was/is a black pied. Just like my drake. The both of them get wet too, when going into the water...
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    And my drake. It rained...
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    It looks so sad...
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not used to seeing blacks fade so much (esp. the hen) before they molt....hmmmmm... but it is about that time for them to molt & their feathers do get mighty tattered AND waterlog easily right before so I expect they will look just fine once they molt out and have a brand new set of feathers. I notice my Scovies act "uncomfortable" ... well so do my chooks acutally...lol... right before they begin molting in ernest. It might not hurt to add a bit more protien in their diet by way of dog/kitty chow to help them w/the production of those new feathers depending on how much they are getting right now. Scovies seem to be able to handle a more protien rich diet than the mallard derived breeds.
     
  6. muskuslove

    muskuslove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried dog/Kitty chow, but they are just not that into it. But mealworms they love. Maybe a little upgrade in the mealworm tread? They are getting now special duck food (don`t know what`s the English word), grains, endive and a cup full of mealworms each day. The cup full of mealworms will be shared between 4 ducks and 3 chickens.
    Also, they are not that fond of new stuff like pies and other treads...
     
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  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    How long will it take for my new Moscovy to be friendlier with me?

    They are already a little better I think......
     
  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds good to me..... that should be enough for them.... though they might not think so.... [​IMG] Have you ever tried thawed frozen peas??? ALL my ducks/chickens/geese LOVE peas! They go crazy over them & if I could only give one treat, peas ... fresh frozen & thawed... would be the one. ;)
     
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    They should warm up pretty fast. Try giving them some treats every day at about the same time. I always recomment fresh frozen,thawed peas. Even if the first time they look at you like "what?" They will gobble them up soon enough and come running every time they see you. My girls will come right up to me, waggle their tails and jump up for peas! Also,... if you can dig up some worms & toss them their way getting them to come closer to you.... same w/any treat. :)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Beautiful Scovy's [​IMG]
     

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