Sooo is she a blue or lavender Muscovy??? PIC heavy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, May 30, 2011.

  1. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are two of my newest Scovy girls fm early springs hatch. [​IMG]
    What would you call the lighter girls color? That brown shading is throwing me off & I'm wondering if that will molt out fm her juvenile feathering.

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    And here's my pretty little chocolate pied! She's a onery one! [​IMG]
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  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
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    How old are your birds? I have posted two times in the last week trying to get an age on my new scovies and no one replies [​IMG] I am also trying to figure out one that is that same light blue silvery color [​IMG] Only mine looks to be pied.
     
  3. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its blue [​IMG]
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are about 8wks old. She was all yellow as a duckling and I thought she was going to be white. I've not had one this light blue before and wonder if she isn't going to darken up with her next molt.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    She looks like a beautiful Silver [​IMG] The tan-ish color will most likely go away after her juvenile molt. all of my silver's start out yellow/beige-colored.

    Your Chocolate Pied looks Black in the pictures, maybe it's just the light?
     
  6. ian4379

    ian4379 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a silver drake moulting out at the moment around 16 weeks old. he has the brown colour too(nearly gone now), i have read that this happens from the barring gene and possibly because he carries bronze as well.

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  7. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see you are from Wabatucky(lol),I'm only 20 miles from you.Do you ever have any muscovy eggs for sale?
     
  8. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks silver to me- too pale for blue/lavendar in my opinion
     
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ahhhh, silver! [​IMG] TKS Bleenie! I was hoping for a silver but didn't want my hopes to get to high. [​IMG] It is the lighting that makes that first pic of my chocolate pied look black. She is def. a rich chocolate just not a light one. I'll see if I have any other pic's of her.

    Hi Hoss! I typically don't sell hatching eggs since I really don't want to ship BUT if you are willing to come down for them .... or a few ducklings [​IMG] I can let you know when I have some avail. I've got two hatches due this month then prob. will quit for the year so will have plenty of Scovy egg after that.

    ian, thanks for the info. I was wondering why she looked a bit barred right now but with that light color it was difficult to determine. I thought her mom was a favorite black barred, (Charlotte pic'd in my avatar) I had that I lost to a predator earlier this month. [​IMG] The barring gene seems to do all kinds of interesting things to Scovy color patterns.
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are gorgeous!
     

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