Muscovy ripple vs barring

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iajewel, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I have googled my heart out and for the life of me can't find a real difference between ripples and barring. Anyone?
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    http://www.muscovyduckcentral.com/varieties.html

    It
    looks like barred and rippled are the same pattern but the ripple there isn't as much contrast between the colors as a barred duck would have. Also, the barred ones don't tend to have the pattern throughout their bodies. It's just certain areas.
     
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I saw this page to and was hoping that site would have more explanation. I saw.. well.. what I got from it was the barred pattern were larger white "bars" vs and narrow more scattered "ripple" however with the ducks they used its hard to tell whats what. I have a clutch of ducks that are starting to feather out and would love to know if they are barred or rippled and if the barring gene is the same or a variation of the ripple? or are they two separate genes?
     

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