What color is this Muscovy?

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  1. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing !!
    Chocolate or buff ripple [​IMG]
     
  3. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking Buff because she is so much lighter than our Chocolates.

    some of our normal Chocolates: we have some solid chocolate colored but most have white heads.
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    Here is another pic of the hen with some others: (chocolate on the right, lilac on the left, blue ripple on far left)
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  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say Buff.
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a buff pied since it has white on its tail.
    It looks like its from a mixed color breeding.
    Do you know what color the parents are?
    I don't think its a standard color and its feathers have no ripple pattern
    (just lacing) so its not a chocolate ripple.
     
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  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    fawn laced
     
  7. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cottage- would you consider the 2 chocolates in the second photo- Chocolate Pieds because of the white heads?

    conny- what is the difference between the buff & fawn color?
     
  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    fawn laced

    Nice, Connie, I like it. Did you come up with that? Or is it official color designation? [​IMG] No matter, it works! [​IMG]
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Nice, Connie, I like it. Did you come up with that? Or is it official color designation? [​IMG] No matter, it works! [​IMG]

    Dont know if it is a official color.I have a duck that kind of has the same color and was told by somebody on here she was fawn.
    [​IMG] She is way to light for chocolate.maybeif you mix white and milk chocolate.
     
  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so not an expert when it comes to genetics but I know the basics of Muscovy color crosses.
    See my article "Muscovy Duck Color Breeding".
    http://thewaterfowlplace.webs.com/educationalarticles.htm

    "Fawn" or "Fawn Laced" are made up names, not a decription of a specific genetic color in the Muscovy world.
    There are "blue fawns" (AKA lilacs) which are the results of breeding a chocolate drake to a blue duck resulting in
    black and blue males that carry chocolate and lilac and chocolate females.
    Lilac x lilac = 50% lilac, 25% chocolate and 25% buff offspring.

    Spectrumranch...White heads are a specific genetic type
    in Muscovies.
    So what you have is chocolate whiteheads.

    The duck in question has white on its tail so its probably a pied
    with limited white or a color that is the result of a random color cross.
     
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