muscovy question (just wondering)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do muscovy ducks have caruncles
     
  2. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do not know why.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    So the girls no they are boys [​IMG] i mean they don't have a pretty voice nor different feathering like some bird species use to attract a mate so perhaps the hens are attracted to their pretty red caruncles
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, either. But, it could be because the females find the males more attractive the more wrinkly their faces are, like Zazouse said. The males might also like the small carnuncles on the females better than big ones.
     
  5. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then why do other ducks dont have it?
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because they never developed the genes for it or lost those genes during their genetic divergence from their common ancestor.
     

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