Silver .... no... Lilac....no... Silverlilac....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, May 30, 2012.

  1. O.K. LOL..... I thought I had a Silver Muscovy drake. When I got him he was a beautiful light blue w/maybe a touch of cream here and there. Over time he has gotten .... browner? I thought I had a silver hen....not over time she has gotten ..... browner. Light brownish w/blue highlights. What gives??????? Are they Silver or Lilac...... or something else? I read somewhere... and lost it..... that the feet and bill color helped determine the color. Anyone else read that?
     
  2. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Songster

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    Pix would help...lol
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I know nothing about Muscovy colors, but thanks to the Duck Forum, I am appreciating those ducks more and more. And if you can upload photo's, that would be neat.
     
  4. O.K. here is my young broody gal
    Before:

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    Now:
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    and now Theodin, my drake:

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    It isn't just the lighting. He was graying/browning out. I don't have a currant pic of him since he and my other drake have been fighting. He looks awful right now but I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. His feathers have turned browner. don't know if it's because they are 'old' feathers or he will remain a browner tone. I just am very confused as to what color these two are. Theodin does have gray legs while Sugar has mostly yellow. Sugar also had/has a pink bill and Theodin's is darkening to red and black.

    I've gone thru a bunch of threads and posts but still am very confused by the silver & lilac designations. There are some birds I'd call silver & they call lilac.... and the other way around also. If you're selling these, what color would you call them?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Oh, lovely, thanks! I see why you really want to nail down the color.
     
  6. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Songster

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    I would just call the GORGEOUS!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. [​IMG] Tks, Nsampsel.... though that still doesn't help me when I advertise ducklings w/this color.
     
  8. Nsampsel

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    LOL...true...Post pix with them & let people guess the color they are buying...[​IMG]
     
  9. Wulfandwyn

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    maybe old feathers... my silver pied drake looks like he is turning slightly brown. i don't know if there is a difference between lilac and blue fawn. your hen looks similar to my blue fawn hen ( that is what color i was told she is) but a lot lighter. [​IMG]
     
  10. I think I'm about too.... let them guess, that is. [​IMG] I may just say we have silver/lilac/blue fawn ducklings. [​IMG]
     

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