Roeun molt cycle, are my hatchery roeuns broken?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Scottingitup, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the past few weeks my 2 drakes have lost all of their grey coloring. They still have the white collar and green head but the rest of their bodies has reverted to the speckled brown coloration. I used to have 2 females, recently culled to one. The changed started before the cull. Do I have cross dressing males?

    What gives?
     
  2. evansacres

    evansacres Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL [​IMG] Welcome to the "Eclipse" stage [​IMG] My beautiful drake also lost all his feathers and is now brown and coloured like my female. My understanding is that this lasts for a couple months and they will molt once again into their "Nuptial" plumage. Personally, I think he is quite handsome this way!
     

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