muscovy - silver/lavendar?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ian4379, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all again.

    i saw that "aquaeyes" had written in another thread that he'd like to see a silver lavendar muscovy, thought i'd start a new thread.

    i got given this bird on the weekend and my best guess is a silver lavendar, it is just a guess though, the proof will be in long term breeding. anyone have any other ideas on her colour? she wont be anything to do with the chocolate gene, we dont have it here in australia.

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  2. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whatever she is, she's very pretty. That's about as close to white as I like, and is what I imagined Silver-Lavender would look like, though I can't see much difference between her and a regular Silver...maybe a more evenness in color? I think I remember seeing that the heads on Silvers are more noticeably darker than the rest of the body...but I'm not sure. If there isn't Chocolate in her, could it be possible that she is Silver-Bronze or Lavender-Bronze? Like you said, you'll have to confirm either way by breeding. And whatever she is, she's very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I can only say she is beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    She almost looks like she's porcelain (as in chicken color) Neat.
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    had some time to check out my newish ducks today, this girl had the sepia ring around the eye something i hadnt noticed before, black on the tip of her beak and feet. her feet are a "washed" out black/yellow. so i'm thinking lavendar/sepia, maybe with barring as a duckling, that might explain the diluted colour? i love a good colour mystery.

    iajewel, i'd seen this bird on the other thread, very interesting, this is one reason why i love mussies and these forums, we might be able to figure out whats going on with these colours and document them! all from different corners of the globe.
     
  7. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    that is in no way shape or form a Sepia. The chocolate lacing, the non diluted skin, and the total lack of khaki color indicates it hasn't seen a sepia gene in its entire family tree.
    You have a silver duck with chocolate lace. Basically a chocolate silver
     
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  8. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:But....he said the chocolate gene doesn't exist in Australia...so between the two, one must be mistaken. 1) Is it possible that chocolate exists but gets misidentified as Sepia, despite the difference in inheritance? 2) What about Silver-Lavender-WildType, as opposed to Silver-Lavender-Dusky? Is it possible that having two dilutions of black pigment allowed the traces of brown normally seen in wild-type muscovies to seem more predominant?

    Either way, I still maintain that she's a very pretty duck.

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  9. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    That is not a sepia. How can chocolate not exist in Australia? If they have black, they most liker have blue and chocolate, it would be harder to avoid it then not.
     
  10. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
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    Here is a picture of my hen that is the younger US version of your duck. I have 3 of these. 2 WHITE, no doubt they are white. One a light blue with the same markings. Given that sepia is to date unrecognized in the US, one can assess that this is probably not sepia. That and the fact it DID NOT change the SKIN, and its lavender with red AKA ( CHOCOLATE) lacing.


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