My Khaki Drakes have lost their coloring!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FrancesR, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. FrancesR

    FrancesR Out Of The Brooder

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    This is so strange. My two khaki campbell drakes used to have very vibrant colors, beautiful burgandy-russet breasts, greenish heads and this past year they've faded. I can only tell them from the females because of the voice and size difference. Anyone else ever have that happen?
     
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could very well be molting, are they acting normal? (eating, drinking, have energy, etc)
     
  3. FrancesR

    FrancesR Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like molting happened a long time ago....months. I'm used to chickens molting, but if this is molting it sure it taking a long time. Even their curly tail feathers are gone and have been for months. The girls have been very steady layers, and they're all the same age. I guess I'll wait until winter to see if the colors come back.
     
  4. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they acting normal, eating and such?
     
  5. FrancesR

    FrancesR Out Of The Brooder

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    They seem perfectly normal, eating, pooping, humping the girls, all the usual activities. I guess I'm not worried so much as puzzled.
     
  6. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha!! that's good. i wouldn't worry about it then.
     

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