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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, Feb 8, 2009.
I'll get more pics tomorrow
Only whites blacks blues and Chocolates are excepted anything else must be shown as AOV but will never win against a recognized color.
I am hoping a color expert can help me figure out what to call my 5 month old pair of scovies:
Also, my youngest pair of scovies are supposed to be solid white and both parents are solid. But they are both getting dark grey markings on their head (like a magpie duck). Anyone know why this may be happening?
Does anyone have fertile eggs right now? I'd like to try to hatch a few babies.
Probably not many Scovy eggs this time of year unless your in Australia most of us in USA have non breeding and non laying ducks right now.
Your Muscovy's look like blue pied. A color i don't have ! (yet) And your solid whites may develop black spots on the top of there heads. The french whites have these markings. I believe that means they are homozygous for the white gene . But don't quote me on that.
Those are blues, a colour very prominent in my flock lol
I'll show you some from of my March hatch..
As for the white, it could be black capping... here i have two like that here... mind you the cap comes and goes in noticeably based on molt lol
OLD pic but gives you the idea.. birds were under 1yo
Beautiful blues! I thought my scovies may be blue, but one has a lot of tan mixed in so thought perhaps lavender, and the other has a lot of black markings and an almost solid black head, and I had no idea what to call that.
Thanks for the info on the head capping. That is exactly how my youngest pair are looking. The owner of the breeding pair has also been quite confused that the offspring are getting those markings. Is there a difference between a white scovy and a French white scovy?
By the way, your birds are under 1yo with that much caruncles? Wow!
Those are not true blues. True blues have only white on there wings. Those are blue pieds or another mixed color here is a photo of my Blue Muscovy Drake he only has white on his wings.