Weird Cayuga duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chi, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Chi

    Chi Songster

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    My Cayuga girl is 2.5years old and at the beginning of this year, she changed colour. She eats well, lays eggs very well...Just wondering what kind of issue she’s having that her feather is not changing back...
     

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  2. Kiwibird

    Kiwibird Crowing

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    It's the equivalent of human hair greying with age. Female cayugas get more white feathers with each moult.
     
  3. Chi

    Chi Songster

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    Yeah but it’s been like that for almost a year. They don’t change back at all? :eek:
     
  4. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Nope! If a colored duck (meaning not white but includes black) lives long enough they can become entirely white! They don’t turn back, sadly. (Or fortunately because now you have a cool looking bird :cool:)
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    699778EC-A714-4123-91EC-BD2FF5E678DE.jpeg My black Runners and my blue Runner are turning white too. You can see my blue and one of my black Runners here.
     
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  6. Duckfarmer1

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    Beautiful ducks
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Normal - not weird.
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    As she ages she will become more white with each hard molt..:frow
     
  9. BlackArtCreations

    BlackArtCreations In the Brooder

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    My 3 year old cayuga. She gets more white every year :)
     

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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    I like it. Makes them look very pretty. Unique. :love
     
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