Now I know they are Muscovy. What color are they??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bossynbella, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this in Breed or gender area first but was wisely advised that I would find better answers here on the duck forum.
    I got these as last spring at an auction. The tag said "Muscovy Ducklings" They are a weird color I thought and looking at pictures on feathersite I thought they looked alot like Mule ducks and someone had maybe just wanted to unload some mule ducks. Dissapointing but they have such good personalities we planned to keep them anyway. Lately I am thinking they might be Muscovys They are Huge! Bigger then any of our Muscovys have been, and the male has huge barnacals on his face, They like to be up high, and only hang out with my Muscovy hen, so tell me do I have Muscovy's or Mule ducks???

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  2. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah. Muscovy for sure. Pretty too. The "barnacles" are carunkles. I want to say you have 2 drakes there. I can't get a look at the one's face or feet in these pics to be able to tell for sure. But the drakes are usually much bigger than the hens.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They sure do look like pure Muscovies to me.... I dont know about others - but I have never seen a mule that actually had any carnucling on the face.
     
  4. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty birdies once again!
     
  5. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pure muscovies. Color is hard to tell with these pics. They look chocolate to me, but then again some pictures give them a blue cast, in which case they may be blue fawns. Or it could be the lighting conditions/camera causing them to look that way. [​IMG] It can be very hard to photograph and get the color to show up accurately.

    The one with less caruncling is a hen, the one with lots of caruncling is a drake. In the last picture, the one on the right is a drake, the one on the left is the female. [​IMG]
     
  6. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the big one is the drake the smaller one is the duck. I have known that since they where tiny babies. The drake's name is Big boy and the girl is Little Miss. They are a grey blue color, with chocolate on there chests, I have had Chocolate and even Blue Rippled Chocolate Muscovy's and they don't look anything like those.
    I am so glad they are Muscovy's, Thanks everyone. I will post more pictures see if anyone can tell what color they are.

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    I know I have some better pictures of them, but can't seem to find them right now.
    let me know what color you think they might be. Just because it would be nice to know.

    Thanks again
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies can be pretty sun-bleached this time of year .
    Their currant color may not be accurate unless they have new growth feathers.
    Your Muscovies look like blues to me but its hard to tell from your pics.

    Hope this helps.

    Pic # 1 is a blue fawn (AKA lilac) duck
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    Pic #2 is a blue (it still has some juvenile breast feathers)
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  8. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they're Blue Fawns.
     
  9. swheat

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    Quote:Top pic is Blue Fawn (duck).

    The drake is either Blue or Blue Fawn(still can't see enough of him).
     
  10. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look just like the second picture that Cottage Rose posted, looked exactly like that, now they have less of the chocolate on there chest and more Carunkles. They are darker then the blue fawn.
    I hope they are blue! our other Muscovy, the only one of three we started with, is blue pied. She has a lot of white on her, i bet they could have some cute ducklings next year. Of course the last few days, Big Boy has wanted nothing to do with Little Miss and Wendy(the muscovys) and is trying to get in with the other ducks, 2 Anacona drakes, 1 Rouen drake, 1 Rouen duck and 1 Anacona duck.

    Thanks again everyone!
    Melissa
     

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