WH Drake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by honeybeeholden, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. honeybeeholden

    honeybeeholden Hatching

    May 30, 2011
    I had my welsh harlequin drake at the fair a couple of weeks ago and he won best duck, woohoooo, and he was up for best in barn but later that day when the judge went in to look at him he had lost some of his green head feathers. We were thinking he got into a miff with another drake but now he is home and he has almost lost all his green head feathers? He is just shy of a year old, is he molting? Any ideas? He certainly i not sick, he has been a monster since he has been home, mating with everyone and chasing his cayuga buddy away!

  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    I would say molting
  3. They call it eclipse molt. My drakes loose almost all of their beautiful green hood and also the dark rust feathers on their chest turn a lot whiter.

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