Silver appleyard 10 weeks old. Still changing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cass8710, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Cass8710

    Cass8710 Hatching

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    Hi! I've been a little surprised at the coloring of some of our ducks. Especially the Male. Are they still expected to change much at this point? These are our first ducklings!
     

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :welcome They are gorgeous!
     
  4. Cass8710

    Cass8710 Hatching

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @Table4Six might be able to help with the changes your seeing.
     
  6. lomine

    lomine Crowing

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    They might change or they might not. I'd say by around 4 months they'll be fully in their adult feathers.
     
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  7. 3bird

    3bird Songster

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    These are our silver Appleyards at 6 weeks (4 ducks and 2 drakes). We could start to pick out the drakes by their vocalizations first.



    ...and here they are at 3.5 months with the drakes clearly obvious by appearance:



    Your guys are gorgeous! :)
     
  8. Cass8710

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    Thank you! I guess our girls are a little darker and maybe our drakes head will continue to darken! Thanks for the replies!
     

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