What gender/colors will my muscovies get?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by libarena, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. libarena

    libarena In the Brooder

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    I’m new to owning muscovy ducks and recently got four of them and am curious to know if they are boys/girls and what color you think they’ll end up being?
     

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! @learycow knows a lot about Muscovy colors. Hopefully, they will comment. :pop
     
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  3. libarena

    libarena In the Brooder

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    hopefully!! thanks :D
     
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  4. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    The third pic one looks like it’s going to be a barred.
    That almost ‘wild’ looking Muscovy duckling may be a chocolate or black.
    And from the look the other two yellow ones could be barred (not sure about colour)
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Left in this picture is barred, but I can't tell if it's black or another color. To it's right is a chocolate.
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    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Here’s a few examples of what they may look like when they mature (pics from the internet):
    Barred
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    Chocolate
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  7. libarena

    libarena In the Brooder

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  8. Lil Drake40

    Lil Drake40 Crowing

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    Looks blk bared but still has a lot of changes to go through till done
     
  9. Table4Six

    Table4Six Free Ranging

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    You have three drakes and one hen.
    One on left in first pic is a barred drake. One to the right of him looks just like my white bibbed/white pied dark chocolate muscovies and is a drake. The smallest yellow one looks like a lilac or silver; she’s a hen. The one standing closest to the guineas appears to be a fawn drake, which is a light brown variation. These are mainly guesses it will be easier to determine color when they have more adult feathers. Beautiful muscovies!
     
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    Table4Six Free Ranging

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    Agreed. His feathering will change even more than the average barred Muscovy. His little white bib gives it away.
     
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