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When do Male Mallards drop their feathers?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by juniverse, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. juniverse

    juniverse Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 3, 2013
    My cute boy is only 8 months old...
    BUT he was cured of angel wing and his feathers are all jacked up from the bandages.

    When can I expect him to get his new feathers in? :)

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    After the breeding season he will molt into his eclipse plumage (he'll be colored like a hen) which will gradually be replaced by nuptial plumage early autumn.

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