Roeun molt cycle, are my hatchery roeuns broken?

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

  1. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Crestview, FL
    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

    Apr 29, 2011
    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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