Muscovy ripple vs barring

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

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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